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Smashing Time attempts to turn British actresses Rita Tushingham and Lynn Redgrave into a female Laurel and Hardy. The film's second mistake is to prolong the joke for 96 minutes. Tushingham and Redgrave play a couple of dimwitted North Country girls who head to London, in hopes of breaking into the mad, mod world of fashion modeling. Instead they spend most of their screen time getting in each other's way and wreaking havoc on innocent pedestrians. The comic "highlight" of Smashing Time is supposed to be a mammoth pie fight; but outside of one cute throwaway gag involving a street minister, the sequence makes one wish, in the words of Laurel and Hardy buff Leonard Maltin, that Smashing Time "had been handled by someone other than [director] Desmond Davis." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Rita Tushingham
as Brenda
Lynn Redgrave
as Yvonne
Michael York
as Tom Wabe
Anna Quayle
as Charlotte Brilling
Irene Handl
as Mrs. Gimble
Ian Carmichael
as Bobbi Mome-Rath
Toni Palmer
as Toni
Jeremy Lloyd
as Jeremy Tove
Arthur Mullard
as Cafe Boss
Sydney Bromley
as Tramp
Murray Melvin
as 1st Exquisite
Paul Danquah
as 2nd Exquisite
Valerie Leon
as Tove's Secretary
Jerold Wells
as Man in Cafe No. 6
Bart Allison
Kate Binchy
Yuri Borienko
Veronica Carlson
Golda Casimir
John Clive
as Sweenie Todd Manager
George A. Cooper
as Irishman
Julian Curry
Amy Dalby
as Demolished Old Lady
Geoffrey Hughes
Brenda Kempner
Sam Kydd
Arthur Lovegrove
Howard Marion-Crawford
as Hall Porter
Vanessa Redgrave
Cardew Robinson
as Custard-Pie Vicar
Stuart Saunders
Frank Sieman
Will Stampe
Ronnie Stevens
as 1st Waiter
Gabor Baraker
Susan Whitman
Amy Dalby
as Demolished Old Lady
John Clive
as Sweenie Todd Manager
Cardew Robinson
as Custard-Pie Vicar
Ronnie Stevens
as 1st Waiter
Howard Marion-Crawford
as Hall Porter
George A. Cooper
as Irishman

Crew

Carlo Ponti
Producer
Roy Millichip
Producer
George Melly
Screenwriter
Manny Wynn
Cinematographer
Victor Smith
Composer (Music Score)
John Addison
Composer (Music Score)
Barrie Vince
Editor
Ken Bridgeman
Art Director
Ruth Myers
Costume Designer
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