Salt and Pepper (1968)

Genres - Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Slapstick  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Two steadfast members of Frank Sinatra's self-styled "clan," Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr., are the stars of Salt and Pepper. The boys run a swinging nightclub in London's Soho district (which explains their awful "mod" wardrobe) and also reluctantly double as secret agents. Their current assignment is to put the kibosh on a half-baked military officer (John LeMesurier), who plans to hijack a nuclear sub and hold England captive. The film is securely locked into the 1960s, with weird camera angles and out-of-focus optical effects, plenty of compliant young miniskirted damsels, and Bondlike action highlights. Salt and Pepper was followed two years later by a sequel, imaginatively titled One More Time.

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danger, maniac, nightclub, partner, terrorism, nuclear-submarine, overthrow, blackmail, espionage, Britain