Smashing Time

Smashing Time

Director: Desmond Davis Cast: Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, Michael York


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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."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2018
UPC: 0738329228514
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 25,536

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger; KLSC trailers

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Desmond Davis Director
John Addison Score Composer
Ken Bridgeman Art Director
George Melly Screenwriter
Roy Millichip Producer
Richard Mills Makeup
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Carlo Ponti Producer
Selig J. Seligman Executive Producer
Victor Smith Score Composer
Barrie Vince Editor
Manny Wynn Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Smashing Time
1. Chapter 1 [9:25]
2. Chapter 2 [9:47]
3. Chapter 3 [10:09]
4. Chapter 4 [16:37]
5. Chapter 5 [19:02]
6. Chapter 6 [12:01]
7. Chapter 7 [9:54]
8. Chapter 8 [8:48]

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