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Writers:
Hugh Mills (screenplay)
Hugh Mills (novel)
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Release Date:
23 May 1968 (USA) See more »
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CAUTION: This Motion Picture Should Be Kept Out Of The Reach Of Children! See more »
Plot:
Prudence is on the pill; so is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Oscar-Nominated Actress Joyce Redman Dies
 (From Alt Film Guide. 10 May 2012, 7:16 PM, PDT)

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One of David Niven's best. Up there with "The Statue" and "The Impossible Years See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Deborah Kerr ... Prudence Hardcastle

David Niven ... Gerald Hardcastle
Robert Coote ... Henry Hardcastle

Irina Demick ... Elizabeth Brett

Joyce Redman ... Grace Hardcastle

Judy Geeson ... Geraldine Hardcastle

Keith Michell ... Dr. Alan Huart

Edith Evans ... 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 ... Racetrack Official

Jonathan Lynn ... Chemist's Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ivor Dean ... City Banker in Taxi Cab (uncredited)
Arthur Hewlett ... Mr. Ferguson (Chemist) (uncredited)

Michael Hordern ... Dr. Morley (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Man Sitting in Grandstand at the Races (uncredited)
Joseph Tregonino ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Fielder Cook 
Ronald Neame (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Hugh Mills (screenplay)

Hugh Mills (novel)

Produced by
Kenneth Harper .... producer
Ronald J. Kahn .... producer (as Ronald Kahn)
 
Original Music by
Bernard Ebbinghouse 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Norman Savage 
 
Production Design by
Wilfred Shingleton  (as Wilfrid Shingleton)
 
Art Direction by
Fred Carter 
 
Set Decoration by
John Jarvis 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bond .... hair stylist
Tony Sforzini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Michael F. Johnson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger Simons .... second assistant director
Ted Sturgis .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer
Bert Ross .... sound
Don Sharpe .... dubbing editor
Otto Snel .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator (as Robert Kindred)
Mike Roberts .... focus puller
 
Animation Department
Errol Le Cain .... animator: titles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eileen Sullivan .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Bernard Ebbinghouse .... conductor
Ronald J. Kahn .... music producer
 
Other crew
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
Richard Williams .... titles
Katherine Haber .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 

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92 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Portugal:(Banned) | Sweden:Btl | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences)

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Trivia:
David Niven (Gerald Hardcastle) and Robert Coote (Henry Hardcastle) both played Captain Fritz von Tarlenheim in different adaptations of the 1894 novel "The Prisoner of Zenda" by Anthony Hope: Niven in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) and Coote in The Prisoner of Zenda (1952).See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One of David Niven's best. Up there with "The Statue" and "The Impossible Years, 6 June 2011

David Niven has more great movies than you can shake a stick at. Unfortunately some of his best movies are virtually impossible to obtain. I was lucky to get a copy of this film off the cable. Hopefully it will be on DVD soon. "The Impossible Years" is available on video. "The Statue" has not shown up even on cable.

One of the surprising things about "Prudence and the Pill" is the number of actors that you will recognize from that era. You may recognize the niece Geraldine Hardcastle played by Judy Geeson of " To Sir with Love 2 (1996) (TV)" fame. I will not go through the list of actors. However you get the idea.

The plot is quite simple and you can guess the outcome. The real worth is in the acting and the details. Not everything goes quite as expected. Half of the women in the village are taking vitamins that mysteriously look like BC pills. And many are taking BC pills that mysteriously look like aspirin. Do not let this film give you any ideas.

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