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Salt and Pepper

Released 1968
Distributor United Artists

This 1968 film is just one in an ignoble line of un-hip hipster comedies of the late 60’s and early 70’s that included such clueless farragoes as Otto Preminger’s Skidoo and Lee Katzin’s The Phynx. Past-their-prime lotharios Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford star as club owners who back into a murder mystery and set to work solving the case. The movie is notable as director Richard Donner’s sophomore effort though it would be almost a decade before his career took off with The Omen. There was a sequel directed by Jerry Lewis (!). The saving grace of both films is that they featured poster art from Jack Davis.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories. They created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, the Emmy, the PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame. Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque. He is also a Governor for writers branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.