Prudence and the Pill  [DVD]Deborah Kerr (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 88 min
David Niven and Deborah Kerr's marriage has degenerated into separate bedrooms and lovers. When their niece Judy Geeson steals her mother Joyce Redman's contraceptive pills,
substituting aspirin, and Redman gets pregnant, Niven tries the same trick on Kerr, hoping she'll get pregnant by lover Keith Michell and give him grounds for divorce.
Topical at the time with
the coming of the pill, this British-made farce in which everybody winds up pregnant after a frenzy of pill-switching, was directed by Ronald Neame (taking over from Fielder Cook). The polished
expertise of Niven and Kerr more or less holds this witless farrago together, providing a few laughs and a hint of a moral message about promiscuity.