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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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Ken Hughes

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Ken Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Newley ... Sammy
Julia Foster ... Patsy
Robert Stephens ... Gerry
Wilfrid Brambell ... Harry
Warren Mitchell ... Lou
Miriam Karlin Miriam Karlin ... Milly
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... Fred
Clive Colin Bowler Clive Colin Bowler ... Johnny
Toni Palmer Toni Palmer ... Joan
Harry Locke ... Stage Manager
Al Mulock Al Mulock ... The Dealer
Cyril Shaps ... Morrie
Roy Kinnear ... Lucky Dave
Derek Nimmo 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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Hard-hitting drama of a small-time hustler in trouble with the top-money boys - the mob - the strip-tease queens! See more »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

5 ore violente a Soho See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Sammy 'Lee' Leeman: [Addressing the audience] Well, thank you for that thunderous ovation. Good afternoon, gentlemen, and welcome to the Peepshow Club. And you're welcome to it. We've got a wonderful show here for you today so I want you to forget about the wife and make yourselves comfortable; not too comfortable there, Sir, thank you. We were raided last week. Sit back, relax, enjoy yourselves. We've got some really beautiful girls here, some really beautiful girls
[a heckler shouts "well let's see 'em then"]
Sammy 'Lee' Leeman: Keep...
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31 August 2002 | by IMAGERSee 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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