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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.

Director:

Desmond Davis

Writer:

George Melly
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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Taglines:

Swinging London Becomes Limping London When Rita "A Taste of Honey" Tushingham and Lynn "Georgy Girl" Redgrave Make the Scene and have a Smashing Time. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Details

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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$632,200
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First feature of Valerie Leon. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Brenda: I'm glad I'm just a pussy!
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Connections

Spoofed in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

While I'm Still Young
Music by John Addison
Lyrics by George Melly
Performed by Lynn Redgrave
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It's a like a skoshy good flick, ya' know?
4 October 1999 | by Cinepro-2See all my reviews

This movie made me feel like I had swooshed back in time to swingin' London of the '60's, Austin Powers style. If you dig the scene, trip out and have a winner time. If you're gonna be square, rent "84 Charing Crossroads" and box your mind. This groove is for real with frosty tunes and wailin' laughs. Cheery-oh.


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