London After Dark

The Small World of Sammy Lee

The Uncut Gems of early 1960s Brit cinema.

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UK 1963
Dir Ken Hughes
With Anthony Newley, Julia Foster, Robert Stephens, Warren Mitchell
107min
Digital
Certificate 12A

Anthony Newley stars in the Uncut Gems of early 1960s Brit cinema. He’s a motormouth nightclub MC whose gambling debts are going to result in two broken legs. Thus we see Sammy run through his complicated life and loves to raise the money. A funny, gritty time capsule of 60s London, the shots of Newley legging it along Wardour Street in 1962 are worth the price of admission alone.

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