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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brenda
... Yvonne
... Tom Wabe
... Charlotte Brillig
... Mrs. Gimble
... Bobby Mome-Rath
... Jeremy Tove
Toni Palmer ... Toni
... Irishman
... Dominic
Arthur Mullard ... Cafe Boss
... 1st Waiter
John Clive ... Sweeney Todd manager
Mike Lennox ... Disc Jockey
... Tramp
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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 »

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26 February 1968 (Denmark)  »

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The last film of Amy Dalby. See more »

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

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Yvonne: I'll just have to tell them I hadn't the facilities available to achieve the new switched-on casual look.
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References Modern Times (1936) See more »

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Waiting For My Friend
Music by John Addison
Lyrics by George Melly
Performed by Rita Tushingham
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Lunacy
21 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

WARNING : This is a very silly film. :D . Therefore, watching it in the right state of mind will make you laugh a lot. You will be irritated if in the wrong mood.

The story of two northern lasses, Yyvone and Brenda (Redgrave & Tushingham) who come to London to get down with the cool hepcats. The film documents in astonishing cinema-verite style the trials and tribulations of late 60's living and partying. There is fantastic irony in some sections of the film, particularly the Gauche perfume adverts that Brenda does..truly astonishing in fact - examples of post-modernism at it's finest. Michael York is wonderfully hammy as the swinging photographer who weaves in and out of Yyvone and Bren's lives on a regular basis with only thought of himself.

Two fantastic restaurant sequences as well...you just can't beat a good food fight! I must admit I've always had a huge crush on Rita Tushingham, which helped me through some of the lamer comedy moments, but overall it's light enough to be enjoyable.

Oh yeah, the music is absolutely awful, but I think that's intended. At least I hope so..please tell me it's meant to be a parody??

6/10.


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