Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Smashing Time Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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
John Clive
as Sweenie Todd Manager
Amy Dalby
as Demolished Old Lady
Howard Marion-Crawford
as Hall Porter
Ronnie Stevens
as 1st Waiter
Cardew Robinson
as Custard-Pie Vicar
George A. Cooper
as Irishman

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
Advertisement