Prudence And The Pill

1968 British comedy film.

Prudence And The Pill

Prudence And The Pill

David Niven and Deborah Kerr star in this British comedy about five couples whose attempts to use a birth-control pill are thwarted by those around them.

Banker Gerald Hardcastle (Niven) and his wife Prudence (Kerr) are unhappily married. While Gerald has a mistress, Elizabeth (Irina Demick), Prudence is also having an affair with her doctor Alan Hewitt (Keith Michell). Though Prudence is using a contraceptive pill, Gerald switches her medication in the hopes that she will fall pregnant to Alan and therefore mean he will no longer have to keep his relationship with Elizabeth a secret.

Meanwhile, three other couples - the Hardcastle's maid and chauffeur, Gerald's brother and his wife and Gerald's neice and her boyfriend - all want to try the pill for themselves but their secretiveness and scheming leads to more pill switching and a number of possible pregnancies.

First released: Monday 13th May 2013

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