Salt and Pepper (film)
|Salt and Pepper|
|Directed by||Richard Donner|
|Produced by||Milton Ebbins|
|Written by||Michael Pertwee|
|Starring||Sammy Davis, Jr.
|Music by||John Dankworth|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Box office||$1,750,000 (US/ Canada rentals)|
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.
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.
- Sammy Davis Jr. as Charles Salt
- Peter Lawford as Christopher Pepper
- Michael Bates as Inspector Crabbe
- Ilona Rodgers as Marianne Renaud
- John Le Mesurier as Colonel Woodstock
- Graham Stark as Sergeant Walters
- Ernest Clark as Colonel Balsom
- Jeanne Roland as Mai Ling
- Robert Dorning as Club Secretary
- Robertson Hare as Dove
- Geoffrey Lumsden as Foreign Secretary
- William Mervyn as Prime Minister
- Llewellyn Rees as 'Fake' Prime Minister
- Mark Singleton as 'Fake' Home Secretary
- Michael Trubshawe as 'Fake' First Lord
- Francesca Tu as Tsai Chan
- Oliver MacGreevy as Rack
- Peter Hutchins as Straw
- Jeremy Lloyd as Lord Ponsonby
- "Big Rental Films of 1969", Variety, 7 January 1970 p 15
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