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Prudence and the Pill gained minor notoriety in 1968 as the first film comedy dealing with the new birth-control pill. David Niven substitutes aspirin for his wife's (Deborah Kerr) birth control medicine, hoping that she will become pregnant by her lover (Keith Mitchell) -- thereby freeing him to dally with his mistress (Irina Demich). Meanwhile, Niven's niece (Judy Geeson) does a switch job on her parents' pills, hoping that once her mom is pregnant, Geeson will be left alone to pursue her own love life. How did such prominent actors as Niven, Kerr, Robert Coote and Dame Edith Evans get mixed up in this high-gloss sleaze? Prudence and the Pill was not only unfunny, but was rendered anachronistic within a year of its release. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Deborah Kerr
as Prudence Hardcastle
David Niven
as Gerald Hardcastle
Robert Coote
as Henry Hardcastle
Irina Demick
as Elizabeth
Vickery Turner
as Rose, Maid
Judy Geeson
as Geraldine
Keith Michell
as Dr. Alan Hewitt
Hugh Armstrong
as Ted, Chauffeur
Edith Evans
as Roberta Bates
Joyce Redman
as Grace
David Dundas
as Tony
Moyra Fraser
as Woman in Tea Shop
Jonathan Lynn
as Chemist's Assistant
Michael Hordern
as Dr. Morley
Harry Towb
as Racetrack Official
Annette Kerr
as Gerald's Secretary

Crew

Fielder Cook
Director
Ronald Neame
Director
Ronald Kahn
Producer
Kenneth Harper
Producer
Ted Moore
Cinematographer
Bernard Ebbinghouse
Composer (Music Score)
Bernard Ebbinghouse
Musical Direction/Supervision
Bernard Ebbinghouse
Songwriter
Norman Savage
Editor
Julie Harris
Costume Designer
Ted Sturgis
First Assistant Director
Tony Sforzini
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