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Smashing Time Details

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Smashing Time attempts to turn British actresses [[Performer~P72220~Rita Tushingham~ritatushingham]] and [[Performer~P59204~Lynn Redgrave~lynnredgrave]] into a female [[Performer~P98871~Laurel~stanlaurel]] and [[Performer~P30384~Hardy~oliverhardy]]. The film's second mistake is to prolong the joke for 96 minutes. [[Performer~P72220~Tushingham~ritatushingham]] and [[Performer~P59204~Redgrave~lynnredgrave]] 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 [[Performer~P98871~Laurel~stanlaurel]] and [[Performer~P30384~Hardy~oliverhardy]] buff [[Performer~P44924~Leonard Maltin~leonardmaltin]], that Smashing Time "had been handled by someone other than [director] [[Performer~P86839~Desmond Davis~desmonddavis]]." ~ 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
Ronnie Stevens
as 1st Waiter
Veronica Carlson
Golda Casimir
Vanessa Redgrave
Geoffrey Hughes
Frank Sieman
Amy Dalby
as Demolished Old Lady
Arthur Lovegrove
Howard Marion-Crawford
as Hall Porter
Gabor Baraker
Julian Curry
Bart Allison
Yuri Borienko
John Clive
as Sweenie Todd Manager
Sam Kydd
Will Stampe
George A. Cooper
as Irishman
Susan Whitman
Brenda Kempner
Cardew Robinson
as Custard-Pie Vicar
Kate Binchy
Stuart Saunders

Crew

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