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The Small World of Sammy Lee (1963)

| Drama | April 1963 (UK)
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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Sammy 'Lee' Leeman
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Patsy
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Gerry Sullivan
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Harry
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Lou Leeman
Miriam Karlin ...
Milly
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Fred
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Johnny
Toni Palmer ...
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Harry Locke ...
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Al Mulock ...
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Cyril Shaps ...
Maurice 'Morrie' Bellman
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Lucky Dave
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Rembrandt
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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 Naked 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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Big screen version of successful BBC play.
10 April 1999 | by (Worcester, England.) – See all my reviews

Made and released in 1963, this film gave Newley a real meaty role instead of the light comedy, musical roles he was usually cast in. The original BBC play was a one man, one scene event, but the full Soho, London locations gave the film a more murky, underworld feel and you really felt for Sammy Lee, although you realised he was his own worst enemy! Beautifully photographed in black and white, atmospheric and with Newley at his acting best. Well worth a viewing. Excellent support from Wilfred Brambell (Steptoe) as Newley/Sammy's dresser, and Julia Foster putting in a suitable innocent performance as the love interest who has fallen for Sammy's charms (lies).


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