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Prudence and the Pill (1968)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 23 May 1968 (USA)
Prudence Hardcastle (Deborah Kerr) is on the pill. So is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teenage niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover,... See full summary »

Directors:

Fielder Cook, Ronald Neame (uncredited)

Writers:

Hugh Mills (screenplay), Hugh Mills (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 David Dundas ... Tony Bates
Vickery Turner Vickery Turner ... Rose the Maid
Hugh Armstrong ... Ted the Chauffeur
Peter Butterworth ... Chemist
Moyra Fraser ... Woman in Tea Shop
Annette Kerr Annette Kerr ... Gerald's Secretary
Harry Towb ... Racetrack Official
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Storyline

Prudence Hardcastle (Deborah Kerr) is on the pill. So is her sister-in-law, but someone has been swapping aspirin for their pills. Is it the teenage niece, the maid, the chauffeur, a lover, Prudence's husband Gerald (David Niven), or all of the above? Written by Mike Smith <mismith@brody.med.ecu.edu>

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A fertile new field in comedy opens. The first story of husbands, wives, mistresses, maids, chauffeurs, daughters, boy friends, and...The Pill See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The part of Dr. Alan Hewitt was offered to Patrick McGoohan. 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.
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Soundtracks

Indoor-Outdoor Girl
(uncredited)
Written by Bernard Ebbinghouse
Performed by The Bernard Ebbinghouse Orchestra
Guitar by Ernie Shear
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Cute Movie
12 October 2011 | by karenchurnSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie as a teen in the 80s, but had forgotten all of the particulars except for the fact that Deborah Kerr looked absolutely stunning and wore some great clothes. I had an opportunity to see it again recently and enjoyed the ride. This wasn't a Deborah Kerr film per se, but rather, an ensemble. David Niven was absolutely hysterical in the film. Some of the funniest scenes were of him up to shenanigans. The scene in the drug store getting aspirin was absolutely classic. Deborah Kerr, the reason I wanted to watch this movie, wasn't her usual genteel self, but I liked seeing her b!tchy side and the verbal sparring that went on between her and David Niven. All of the other characters were fun as well. This is a fun 60s romp with very little depth, but was entertaining enough to hold my interest until the end.


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