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Prudence and the Pill (1968)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  23 May 1968 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Keith Michell ...
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
Moyra Fraser ...
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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Fielder Cook left the production due to differences of opinion with producers, and Ronald Neame finished the film. 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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Great Movie, pity it is not for sale!
21 June 2004 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

I found this one of the most hilarious movies, full of subtle, elegant, classy and witty British humour. A really complicated argument develops itself very intelligently and in a smooth way through the film. Deborah Kerr and David Niven, as well as the rest of the cast, display their professionalism and talent at its best in this movie and consolidates their status as Stars in the whole sense of the word. It shows how a film can be witty and sexual without having to resort to the worn-out trick of out-of-context nudity, and it should be an example for twenty first century film makers. The acting is superb as it is the story. The copyright owners Thoroughly enjoyable, although due to the story it must be kept rated as it is.


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