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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 (9 total) »

Cast

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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 Hewitt

Edith Evans ... Lady Roberta Bates
David Dundas ... Tony Bates
Vickery Turner ... Rose the maid
Hugh Armstrong ... Ted the chauffer
Peter Butterworth ... Chemist
Moyra Fraser ... Woman In Tea Shop
Annette Kerr ... Gerald's Secretary
Harry Towb ... Racetrack Official

Jonathan Lynn ... Chemist's assistant
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Michael Hordern ... Dr. Morley (uncredited)
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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 .... sound 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
 
Other crew
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
Richard Williams .... titles
Katherine Haber .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
92 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
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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Hayley Mills was named as cast member early on, presumably for role eventually played by Judy Geeson.See more »

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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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