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The Small World of Sammy Lee (1963)

 -  Drama  -  April 1963 (UK)
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The compère of a seedy strip club struggles to keep one step ahead of the bookies to whom he owes money.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sammy 'Lee' Leeman
Julia Foster ...
Patsy
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Gerry Sullivan
Wilfrid Brambell ...
Harry
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Lou Leeman
Miriam Karlin ...
Milly
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Fred
Clive Colin Bowler ...
Johnny
Toni Palmer ...
Joan
Harry Locke ...
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Al Mulock ...
Dealer
Cyril Shaps ...
Maurice 'Morrie' Bellman
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Lucky Dave
Derek Nimmo ...
Rembrandt
Harry Baird ...
Buddy Shine
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The compère of a seedy strip club struggles to keep one step ahead of the bookies to whom he owes money.

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In the opening credits, a cinema marquee advertising As Nature Intended (1961) appears. This was done as a favor to the film's director George Harrison Marks, who was a friend of this film's star, Anthony Newley. See more »

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Version of Alcoa Theatre: Eddie (1958) See more »

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31 August 2002 | by (New York City, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I was engaged by the U.S. Distributor, Seven Arts Films, to produce a trailer for the film. Notwithstanding that both the film and my trailer were quite good, it did not enjoy good box office. Seven arts changed the title to "The Small VIOLENT World of Sammy Lee", had me do a new, more action oriented trailer, and they rereleased it under that title. It did somewhat better in that incarnation, but was still not the blockbuster they had hoped it would be.

As an additional aside, in addition to the BBC t.v. play, there was a U.S. version of the television show, as well. If memory serves, it starred Mickey Rooney.


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