Smashing Time is a 1967 British comedy film directed by Desmond Davis and starring Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, and Oliver Reed. The film follows two young women who travel to London in search of adventure. They find themselves in a series of comic situations, including a run-in with a group of hippies and a night out at a nightclub. The film was a critical and commercial success, and is considered a classic of British cinema. The film opens with two young women, Susan (Rita Tushingham) and Penny (Lynn Redgrave), arriving in London from the provinces. They are both looking for adventure, and they soon find themselves in a series of comic situations. They meet a group of hippies, who take them to a commune in the countryside. They also have a night out at a nightclub, where they meet a group of wealthy playboys. The film is full of humor and energy, and it captures the spirit of the Swinging Sixties. The performances by Tushingham and Redgrave are particularly memorable, and the film is a classic example of British comedy.

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Smashing Time (1967)

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Smashing Time is a 1967 British comedy film directed by Desmond Davis and starring Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, and Oliver Reed. The film follows two young women who travel to London in search of adventure. They find themselves in a series of comic situations, including a run-in with a group of hippies and a night out at a nightclub. The film was a critical and commercial success, and is considered a classic of British cinema. The film opens with two young women, Susan (Rita Tushingham) and Penny (Lynn Redgrave), arriving in London from the provinces. They are both looking for adventure, and they soon find themselves in a series of comic situations. They meet a group of hippies, who take them to a commune in the countryside. They also have a night out at a nightclub, where they meet a group of wealthy playboys. The film is full of humor and energy, and it captures the spirit of the Swinging Sixties. The performances by Tushingham and Redgrave are particularly memorable, and the film is a classic example of British comedy.

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Released
Cast
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Rita Tushingham

Brenda
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Lynn Redgrave

Yvonne
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Michael York

Tom Wabe
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Anna Quayle

Charlotte Brillig
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Irene Handl

Mrs. Gimble
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Ian Carmichael

Bobby Mome-Rath
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Jeremy Lloyd

Jeremy Tove
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Toni Palmer

Toni
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George A. Cooper

Irishman
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Peter Jones

Dominic
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Arthur Mullard

Cafe Boss
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Ronnie Stevens

1st Waiter
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John Clive

Sweeney Todd manager
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Mike Lennox

Disc Jockey
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Sydney Bromley

Tramp
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David Lodge

The Caretaker
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Amy Dalby

Demolished Old lady
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Murray Melvin

1st Exquisite
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Bruce Lacey

Clive Sword
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Cardew Robinson

Custard-Pie Vicar
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Ray Mackin

2nd Waiter
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Tomorrow

(as The Tomorrow)
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Veronica Carlson

Movie Actress at Premiere
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Paul Danquah

2nd Exquisite
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Jonathan Elsom

Posh boyfriend at pie shop
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Geoffrey Hughes

Builder
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Sam Kydd

Workman in cafe
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Valerie Leon

Tove's Secretary
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Arthur Lovegrove

Workman in cafe
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Stuart Saunders

Fat man at art gallery
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Adele Strong

Gossiping Customer
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Jerold Wells

Man in Cafe No. 6
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John Alder

Member of The Snarks (uncredited)
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Lewis Alexander

Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
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Jack Arrow

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Peter Avella

Man on Street (uncredited)
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Hyma Beckley

Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
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Vic Chapman

Photographer (uncredited)
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Jimmy Charters

Cafe Patron (uncredited)
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John Clifford

Photographer (uncredited)
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Maxwell Craig

Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
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Jack Dearlove

Wine Waiter at Art Gallery (uncredited)
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David Essex

Beatnik (uncredited)
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Mabel Etherington

Old Lady in Club (uncredited)
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Brian Glover

Gangster entering party (uncredited)
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Hilda Green

Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
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Walter Henry

Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
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George Holdcroft

Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
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Steve Howe

Member of The Snarks (uncredited)
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Juba Kennerley

Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
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Eric Kent

Passerby (uncredited)
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Aileen Lewis

Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
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Ned Lynch

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Fred Machon

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Howard Marion-Crawford

Hall Porter (uncredited)
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Lou Morgan

Workman in Truck (uncredited)
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Cecil Paul

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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James Payne

Barman in Pie-Throwing Scene (uncredited)
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John Pearce

Member of The Snarks (uncredited)
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Bunny Seaman

Old Lady in Club (uncredited)
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John Tatham

Photographer (uncredited)
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Oliver Tomlin

Art Gallery Patron (uncredited)
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Jim Tyson

Passerby (uncredited)
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Mickey Varey

Cafe Patron (uncredited)
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Keith West

Member of The Snarks (uncredited)
Crew
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Desmond Davis

Director
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George Melly

Writer
Disc Releases
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Smashing Time

(DVD)

1/11/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

Smashing Time

(Blu-ray)

Disc Title Front Cover

Smashing Time

(DVD)

8/14/2018

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