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Salt and Pepper (1968)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 3 July 1968 (Sweden)
After discovering the body of a murdered female agent in their trendy Soho, London nightclub, groovy owners Charles Salt and Christopher Pepper partake in a fumbling investigation and ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Inspector Crabbe
Ilona Rodgers ...
Marianne Renaud
Col. Woodstock
Sgt. Walters
Ernest Clark ...
Col. Balsom
Jeanne Roland ...
Mai Ling
Robert Dorning ...
Club secretary
Robertson Hare ...
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
Foreign Secretary
William Mervyn ...
Prime Minister
Llewellyn Rees ...
'Fake' Prime Minister
Mark Singleton ...
'Fake' Home Secretary
Michael Trubshawe ...
'Fake' First Lord


After discovering the body of a murdered female agent in their trendy Soho, London nightclub, groovy owners Charles Salt and Christopher Pepper partake in a fumbling investigation and uncover an evil plot to overthrow the government. Can our cool, yet inept duo stop the bad guys in time? Written by Woodyanders

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief drug references | See all certifications »




Release Date:

3 July 1968 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Salt & Pepper  »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


All and all, Sammy Davis Jr. played four instruments during his musical numbers for this film ( double bass, trumpet, and drums for his first instrumental number and electric guitar for his second performance ). See more »


Referenced in The Projectionist (1971) See more »


Salt & Pepper
Written by Leslie Bricusse
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
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"I Saw This Movie Once..."
1 October 2006 | by (Ambrosia) – See all my reviews

Surely this was one of Mike Myers' favourite movies from his childhood? 'Salt & Pepper' was produced by its stars Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford. 'Charles Salt' and 'Christopher Pepper' are owners of a seedy Soho nightclub who get into trouble when a beautiful Chinese agent dies in Salt's dressing room. Then, one by one, V.I.P.'s start dropping like flies. Despite continual interference from the law, Salt and Pepper manage to uncover a diabolical plot by extremists to take over the country using a stolen nuclear submarine, H.M.S. Hercules. Its like watching a 'Matt Helm' picture without Dino. The opening scenes are atrocious, but as soon as Salt and Pepper are kidnapped by fake policeman, it perks up. Some of the action is surprisingly violent for a lightweight comedy, particularly the finale in a military academy in which an M.P. dies when Pepper removes the pin from one of the grenades hanging from his belt. The excellent British cast are a big help - Michael Bates as the incompetent 'Inspector Crabbe', Ernest Clark as 'Colonel Balsam', and John LeMesurier as the eye patch-wearing villain 'Colonel Woodstock'. Johnny Dankworth's swinging music catches the mood of the film perfectly. Michael Pertwee went on to write for 'The Persuaders!' starring Tony Curtis and Roger Moore. Financially successful though the film was, it didn't lead to Sammy and Peter becoming 'the new Hope & Crosby'. A sequel, 'One More Time' ( directed by Jerry Lewis ) was an unmitigated disaster. Richard Donner went on to make 'The Omen', 'Superman' and 'Lethal Weapon'.

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