Tag Archives: Rita Tushingham

Desmond Davis – Smashing Time (1967)

Synopsis:
Two young women from England’s northern counties; the plain Brenda and the flamboyant Yvonne, arrive in London to find fame and fortune. Misdirected and separated, they strike out on their own with Yvonne becoming a model and Brenda a waitress. After Brenda sabotages Yvonne’s date whom takes advantage of her, they lose their jobs and soon the roles are reversed with Brenda succeeding as a model and Yvonne becoming a waitress. With both of them competing with the other, they soon learn that they have to team up to take on their adversaries in order to succeed. Read More »

Desmond Davis – Girl with Green Eyes (1964)

Synopsis:
Innocent Kate Brady (Rita Tushingham) leaves her family farm and heads for Dublin, where she lives with her former convent friend Baba Brennan (Lynn Redgrave). She soon meets older man Eugene (Peter Finch), who is a writer and intellectual. Kate and Eugene fall in love. However, when Kate’s father finds out about their romance, he is determined to break it up. Kate remains devoted to Eugene, but their love disintegrates when Eugene realizes that he really has nothing in common with Kate. Read More »

Christopher Morahan – Diamonds for Breakfast (1968)

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BRAND NEW 2K MASTER! Four thieves try to steal the Imperial Jewels of Russia! Swinging playboy Grand Duke Nicholas Wladimirovitch Goduno (Marcello Mastroianni, Marriage Italian Style), a direct descendent of the Romanov family who were overthrown in the Russian Revolution of 1917, learns that his family’s crown jewels will be exhibited at a London museum and plots to steal them. He gathers a crew of beautiful but dangerous women, led by Bridget Rafferty (Rita Tushingham, The Knack… and How to Get It), to assist in his plot against Popov (Warren Mitchell, The Crawling Eye), the Soviet functionary in charge of the exhibit. Wonderfully directed by Christopher Morahan (Clockwise) and beautifully shot by Gerry Turpin (Seance on a Wet Afternoon, The Whisperers). Read More »