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Salt and Pepper is a 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 the films Superman and Lethal Weapon.
It was written by the brother of Doctor Who‘s Jon Pertwee, Michael Pertwee and the music written by jazz saxophonist John Dankworth.
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 (Bates).
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.
Also starring Graham Stark, Robertson Hare and Jeremy Lloyd.
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