Salt and Pepper (film)

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Salt and Pepper
Directed byRichard Donner
Produced byMilton Ebbins
Written byMichael Pertwee
StarringSammy Davis Jr.
Peter Lawford
Michael Bates
Music byJohn Dankworth
CinematographyKen Higgins
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
102 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office$1,750,000 (US/Canada rentals)[1]

Salt and Pepper is a 1968 British 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.

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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