Salt and Pepper (film)

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Salt and Pepper
Directed by Richard Donner
Produced by Milton Ebbins
Written by Michael Pertwee
Starring Sammy Davis, Jr.
Peter Lawford
Michael Bates
Music by John Dankworth
Cinematography Ken Higgins
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
102 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $1,750,000 (US/ Canada rentals)[1]

Salt and Pepper is a 1968 comedy film starring Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Michael Bates, Ilona Rodgers and John Le Mesurier. The film was directed by Richard Donner, who later would direct such blockbuster successes as Superman and Lethal Weapon.

There was a 1970 sequel, One More Time, directed by Jerry Lewis.


Chris Pepper (Lawford) and Charlie Salt (Davis) own a nightclub in Swinging London, operating under the suspicious eye of the intrepid Inspector Crabbe.

One night, Pepper finds an Asian girl on the floor of the club. Assuming she's drunk or high, he makes a date with her and thinks she responds. It turns out the girl is dying, and her death sets off a chain of events that puts the unlucky Salt and Pepper onto a plot to overthrow the British government, with the girl's dying words the key.



  1. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1969", Variety, 7 January 1970 p 15

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