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One More Time (1970)

PG | | Comedy, Thriller | May 1970 (USA)
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Two night club owners find themselves in trouble with the law. One of them goes to his English Lord brother for help, and the Lord is later murdered. He swaps places with his dead brother to solve the murder.

Director:

Jerry Lewis

Writer:

Michael Pertwee (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sammy Davis Jr. ... Charles Salt
Peter Lawford ... Christopher Pepper / Lord Sydney Pepper
John Wood ... Figg
Dudley Sutton ... Wilson
Maggie Wright ... Miss Tomkins
Ester Anderson Ester Anderson ... Billie (as Esther Anderson)
Percy Herbert ... Mander
Anthony Nicholls ... Candler
Allan Cuthbertson ... Belton
Edward Evans ... Gordon
Sydney Arnold Sydney Arnold ... Tombs
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ... Inspector Crock
Moultrie Kelsall ... Minister
Glyn Owen Glyn Owen ... Dennis
Lucille Soong ... Kim Lee
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Storyline

Two night club owners find themselves in trouble with the law. One of them goes to his English Lord brother for help, and the Lord is later murdered. He swaps places with his dead brother to solve the murder.

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Never before were they together again for the second time!

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, some violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Controfigura per un delitto See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Soon after filming was completed, Fiona Lewis (who was then getting quite large supporting roles in British films) gave an interview to a newspaper in which she said that the filming had been a nightmare, and describing Director Jerry Lewis as the biggest egomaniac she had ever met. Interestingly, when this movie opened in Britain, several months after its American opening, Ms. Lewis was nowhere to be seen in it. See more »

Goofs

There are multiple discrepancies between the exterior shots of the Plaid Cat pub and the interior scenes, including the shootout. From the inside, a brick wall can be seen outside some of the pub's windows, but there were no brick-walled buildings shown in the establishing exterior shots. Outside another window, a city skyline is visible, but the pub is supposed to be in the countryside and the establishing shot showed only one other house and trees in the vicinity. Finally, when Charlie and Chris exit the pub, as seen from the inside, there is a brick wall outside the entrance door even though the establishing exterior shot showed only a small yard with a walkway leading all the way to the door. See more »

Quotes

Charles Salt: [Toward the end of the song "Where Do I Go From Here?", talking about Christopher Pepper] I miss you, Pallie.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the film, THAT'S IT appears instead of 'The End'. See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Blood-Drinking Beings (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

One More Time
Music by Les Reed
Lyrics by Jackie Rae
Sung by Sammy Davis Jr. (uncredited)
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Yes, Cushing and Lee ARE in It!
2 July 2006 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Follow-up to Salt and Pepper where Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr. played two very middle-aged swingers running a night spot called Salt and Pepper. This time around the two get into trouble for repeated problems and ask Lawford's lookalike brother(yes, he plays him as well) for money. Turns out he is a Lord and owns the family castle given up by Pepper so long ago. Also turns out he is involved in smuggling diamonds and is a double agent, etc... Lawford's brother is killed and Lawford as Pepper assumes his brother's role and hilarity is to ensue - NOT! While I believe this to be a more engaging and slightly more amusing vehicle than the original Salt and Pepper, it really doesn't have a lot going for it. Jerry Lewis directs his buddies Davis and Lawford and with his special brand of humour. We get Davis trying to be Jerry Lewis in several scenes: a scene with him seeing how everything is huge in his new bedroom at the castle where he looks and everything looks so huge. I have seen Lewis pull this same thing countless times. Davis; not sure if this is a compliment or not, is no Lewis; however. He just doesn't have the same lunatic spirit though he has some scenes which are slightly amusing. Most of the time he does come off as being very flat because the material is so tiresome and over-used. The brightest spots in the movie are Lawford's as he pulls off playing the two brothers really rather well. The plot is ridiculous. Are we really to believe that these two over-the-hill guys are hip swingers? Davis of course sings a few tunes including the somewhat catchy "One More Time" as the opening and end credits roll. For me the only fascinating aspect of the film is the addition of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in brief - and I mean BRIEF - cameos. In one scene Davis finds a wooden secret panel in the castle that has behind it , down some steps, a laboratory with Cushing standing, a woman on a gurney, and Lee bearing fangs. Cushing has a brief line or so as does Lee. Their screen time is embarrassingly slight. Why Lewis didn't given them a bit more time amazes me as THIS scene is the opening scene in this film's theatrical trailer! Unfortunately Cushing and Lee maybe have 30 seconds of screen time. But if you are a completist in either's filmography, you will have to endure One More Time at least once.


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