Salt & Pepper

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Salt (Davis) and Pepper (Lawford) are owners of a Soho (London) nightclub, where a Chinese girl is murdered and turns out to have been a British secret agent. Harried by suspicious police, hunted by murderous thugs, the pair eventually uncover and contrive to thwart a coup d'├ętat by power-crazed Colonel Woodstock (Le Mesurier), who plans to hijack a Polaris submarine and threaten to destroy a major city unless the Government bows out. The action is threadbare sub-James Bond, the gags are invariably mistimed, and most of the jokes are repeated to make sure you got them the first time round. Jerry Lewis was roped in to direct a sequel, One More Time, but it was, if anything, even worse.

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard Donner
Screenwriter: Michael Pertwee
Cast: Sammy Davis Jr
Peter Lawford
Michael Bates
Ilona Rodgers
John Le Mesurier
Graham Stark
Robertson Hare
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