Sammy Stops the World (1978)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Musical, Theater  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy, Musical Drama  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Sammy Davis, Jr. basically plays tribute to himself in this version of Anthony Newly's Broadway/screen musical Stop the World--I Want to Get Off. As in that earlier show, this production started out as a stage show and as the tale progresses, the camera seldom moves. The story centers around a humble coffee seller who impregnates his employer's daughter and ends up becoming a powerful, amoral business tycoon who cheats on his wife every chance he gets.

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finances, business, marriage, politician, poverty, pregnancy, rags-to-riches, romance