2nd Annual Peter Lawford Blogathon – Salt and Pepper (1968)


This is part of the The 2nd Annual Peter Lawford Blogathon which took place in September (sorry) and was hosted by Kristen of KN Winiarski Writes

Tnx for letting me partake Kristen!

“Colonel. Colonel, let’s get one thing straight now, huh? We don’t want to get mixed up in this thing. I can give you four good reasons why we don’t want to get mixed up in this thing: One, it ain’t any of our business. Two, we’re night club operators. Three, if you want secret agents, then go get James Bond or those two guys on television; the one that plays tennis, you know? Four, our dance card is filled. So, ciao, Colonel. Let’s get out of here.” – Charles Salt

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Sep 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Two nightclub owners in London get involved n a murder plot.

My Take on it – This is a film that probably worked much better when it came out.

It’s a comedy thriller that seems a bit too dated for its own good.

Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford have great chemistry together as always, yet their characters are just not very likeable or realistic in anything they say or do.

The plot meanders along and fails to really capture the audience due to the way that it all plays out.

The film tries too hard to make this feel like a campy spy thriller, but the fact that it doesn’t have any real ‘meat o its bones’ is what truly does it in.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The title song played over the end credits concludes with Sammy singing: “Next time I’m gonna get the girl, that’s definite,” a Bond-like hint of a sequel, which did occur with One More Time (1970). (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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