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Prudence and the Pill (1968)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 23 May 1968 (USA)
Prudence is on the pill; so is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teen-age niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband, or ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Prudence Hardcastle
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Gerald Hardcastle
Robert Coote ...
Henry Hardcastle
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Elizabeth Brett
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Grace Hardcastle
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Geraldine Hardcastle
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Dr. Alan Huart
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Lady Roberta Bates
David Dundas ...
Tony Bates
Vickery Turner ...
Rose the Maid
Hugh Armstrong ...
Ted the Chauffeur
Peter Butterworth ...
Chemist
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Woman in Tea Shop
Annette Kerr ...
Gerald's Secretary
Harry Towb ...
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Prudence is on the pill; so is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teen-age niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband, or all of the above? Written by Mike Smith <mismith@brody.med.ecu.edu>

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A fertile new field in comedy opens. The first story of husbands, wives, mistresses, maids, chauffeurs, daughters, boy friends, and...The Pill See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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23 May 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prudencia y la píldora  »

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The last of five films Deborah Kerr and David Niven appeared in together. See more »

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Gerald Hardcastle: Well, Ted, you can take it from me that in the entire history of this world no man never yet had any pleasure out of a woman without having to pay it for.
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Written by Bernard Ebbinghouse
Performed by The Bernard Ebbinghouse Orchestra
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Good movie!
16 November 2004 | by (Tulsa OK) – See all my reviews

This movie is witty and funny. It also shows the changing morals in mainstream society during the 1960's. It's a good example of dry, witty British humor. If you enjoy "The Importance of being Earnest," you might enjoy this film, although the settings are in different centuries. It's very funny that the birth control pills keep getting switched for aspirin. Also, the surprise pregnancies of a woman with a teenage daughter and of the daughter, as well. It's also funny how a married couple is so estranged that they would prefer to marry others. I recommend this film. If you like British humor, you'll enjoy this film. David Niven and Deborah Kerr make funny adversaries, even though they are husband and wife.


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