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Smashing Time (1967)

Two young women arrive in London to make it big in show business, and become corrupted by money and fame in the process.

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Desmond Davis

Writer:

George Melly
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Tushingham ... Brenda
Lynn Redgrave ... Yvonne
Michael York ... Tom Wabe
Anna Quayle ... Charlotte Brillig
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Gimble
Ian Carmichael ... Bobby Mome-Rath
Jeremy Lloyd ... Jeremy Tove
Toni Palmer Toni Palmer ... Toni
George A. Cooper ... Irishman
Peter Jones ... Dominic
Arthur Mullard Arthur Mullard ... Cafe Boss
Ronnie Stevens ... 1st Waiter
John Clive John Clive ... Sweeney Todd manager
Mike Lennox Mike Lennox ... Disc Jockey
Sydney Bromley ... Tramp
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Storyline

Two young women from England's northern counties; the plain Brenda and the flamboyant Yvonne, arrive in London to find fame and fortune. Misdirected and separated, they strike out on their own with Yvonne becoming a model and Brenda a waitress. After Brenda sabotages Yvonne's date whom takes advantage of her, they lose their jobs and soon the roles are reversed with Brenda succeeding as a model and Yvonne becoming a waitress. With both of them competing with the other, they soon learn that they have to team up to take on their adversaries in order to succeed. Written by Matt Patay

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Two Girls Go Stark Mod! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1968 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

2 Anglaises en délire See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several of the characters (Tom Wabe, Charlotte Brillig, Mrs. Gimble, Bobby Mome-Rath and Jeremy Tove) have surnames which are taken from the Lewis Carroll poem "Jabberwocky". See more »

Goofs

Moments after Brenda has fallen into a mud puddle twice, her clothes are clean and dry. See more »

Quotes

Yvonne: I'll go up to Carnaby Street by myself. Find a flat, get a modeling job, then I'll come back and get you.
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Connections

References The Great Race (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

New Clothes
Music by John Addison
Lyrics by George Melly
Performed by Rita Tushingham
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smashing good fun...
12 April 2005 | by als3See all my reviews

look, if you are looking for deep meaning - or songs that make you want to sing along, then you're looking in the wrong place.

but if you want a kitschy look (i bet even at the time of release!) at the mid-sixties, then look no further! come on! lynn redgrave as a pop-starlet? rita tushingham as a supermodel?? michael york as a photog???? what could be better??? the scenes of lynn belting out her "hit" song are worthy of admission alone! i was also grateful for some of the shots of carnaby street in it's hayday - god, i just wish i were there! this is a movie that mike myers very obviously borrowed from to create austin powers. it has a lot of the same sensibilities.

see the original - maybe skim by most of the songs... but enjoy the ride!


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