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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Okay, so in 1970 a film called One More Time came out. Directed by Jerry Lewis and starring Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr., this odd couple comedy was a follow-up to a previous film of theirs called Salt and Pepper. In all my years of watching films, especially from this era, I have never ever heard of it. Am I alone here? This could be one of those oddities that happen from time to time, where you stumble across something everybody knows about, but it has somehow eluded you for your entire life or it could be as obscure to everybody as it is to me.

Either way, what brought this film to my attention is today’s BTS pic, which features about as unlikely a trio as you could imagine. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Sammy Davis Jr. pose below. Lee and Cushing cameo in the film as Dracula and Dr. Frankenstein, respectively. Can you dig it? Must. Watch. NOW!

Thanks to William Forsche for the image. Click to enlargen!



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  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by handsomeBwonderful

    could iittt beee....

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Sammy D Jr.

    by buffywrestling

    Was the best tiny motherfucker on the planet. And fuck you if you didn't think so.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST

    This can't be real, but if it is...

    by Deceased Fan

    I'm glad to be alive. I love shit like this.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST

    by god it is...

    by handsomeBwonderful

    a great day for the people of Ireland! Free potatoes for all! Sweet photo by the way

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Chris Lee Looks Like He's Holding In a Fart

    by WriteFromLeft

    Great shot, you've got to track down more of this trio from the film.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Candyman? Can.

    by buffywrestling You fuckers WISH you could pull off a plaid jacket like Sammy.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    That's an *awesome* picture! 1970 rolled up into one photo!

    by VanGoghX

    Nice find!

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:19 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Crocodile Dundee 2 pic tomorrow?

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    I think my brain just exploded.

    by Bill C.

    Christopher Lee...Peter Cushing...and SAMMY DAVIS JR.?!?! Oh my G%#&^( #A*Y (*G( G( !G!

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Seen this one before

    by SgtSharki

    I saw this pic on the Awesome People Hanging Out Together Tumblr.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    so groovy daddy-o!

    by vulturess

    and then dracula bit his throat out and dr frankenstein cut open his skull and made off with his brains.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Just saw the trailer on YouTube

    by Andy

    Looks horrible!!

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Back to the Future III tomorrow??

    by ATARI

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Crocodile Dundee tomorrow

    by thelordofhell

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 11 p.m. CST

    This is the greatest picture of all time.

    by chris hinojosa

  • I'd like to have seen Sammy, Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing make a cameo in The Day the Clown Cried. I'd like to just see the film, to know how horrible it is. You think the estate of Jerry Lewis will release it after he dies?

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    I dont care what anyone says...

    by Logan_1973

    Lee's Sarumann and Dooku within a year of each of other was a fantastic one-two punch.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    @ logan_1973, I completely agree with you on Saruman/Dooku

    by kevred

    He delivered two iconic performances, and made it look easy. I hated the prequels, but Lee was one of the shining high points. Give Dooku a better name and a better film, and he'd be an instant-classic SW villain - he was my fave villain of the prequels (though the kid in me loved Maul). It's too bad he ended up being little more than a red herring in the overall plot. He was far more interesting than most characters or actors in the film, and one of the very few to deliver his lines with 3-dimensional panache. Like Cushing in ANH, he did his craft and history proud.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Terrible film sadly

    by Kenny8

    This scene is the sole highlight. Lord knows what Frank thought of Sammy cavorting with Lawford and Lewis making this turkey in the UK

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 11:46 p.m. CST

    You sure that isn't Dr. Orpheus, Jefferson Twilight and The Alchemist?

    by The Garbage Man

    Because, damn. I'd watch that.

  • Nov. 30, 2012, 11:46 p.m. CST

    That's Deep, Man

    by Daytripper69

    If only Lucas found a part for SDJ in a Star Wars film...

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 1:56 a.m. CST

    I remember seeing that movie on TV as a kid.

    by DerLanghaarige

    I don't remember anything about the movie itself, because it's been 20 years or so, but I remember seeing that movie.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Salt and Pepper

    by Glenn

    Dude, you must catch this, it was streaming on Netflix this past summer, might still be there...but word of caution, I checked out after 30 minutes. Lawford was no actor, he always has this too-cool-to-be-awake kind of somnambulism-inducing lull to him. Sammy, as usual, was giving it his all, and I think made me laugh big time about 15 minutes in. -- and it's directed by the underrated Richard Donner, one of his first. He's underrated by the critics, but this man has not only put out solid genre work, he was one of those directors known within the industry as being technically adept -- he'd directed a lot of tv so he'd learned and paid his dues when he started getting big films. Look at "The Omen"; that's solid fucking directing; at one time, he was the guy you went to if you wanted to make a film with some fucking intimidating, old-school actors, because this guy directed a looooooot of them. Let's see: Gregory Peck (jesus, that'd be like having to direct Christopher Plummer today). Gene Hackman. Lee Remick. Marlon Brando. Jackie Coogan. And he almost always worked with great DPs. Unsworth. Kovacs. Goldblatt. Gil Taylor (Star Wars, Repulsion). Vilmos. And, um, fucking STORARO (too bad Ladyhawke's score sucked). Know any other Americans from the 70s era of filmmaking who got to work with Storaro? Yeah. Thuh-ree (3): Coppola. Beatty. And goddamn Richard Donner. Too bad he got caught up in the genre maelstrom, he coulda been taken more seriously and made more "Inside Moves" type movies, instead of the flippant/mouthy Lethal Weapon sequels and crap like "The Toy" and "Goonies" (I know, I know what you're all gonna say -- it's a classic. You know what? I hated it as a kid even back then. Same with Temple of Doom and Last Crusade and Jedi and a lot of other junk everyone was so exhilarated by. So call my lawyer and sue me.). Anyway, if anyone sees this sequel, post a review.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 2:16 a.m. CST

    HUGO does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    COOL bts pic!!!! Saw HUGO for the first time last night, really brilliant movie - and there's Christopher Lee in it?!! I had no idea that old school mofo was in HUGO and it was a real nice suprise. When the film ended I realized Lee's character had no arc and served the plot not one iota but fuck it - if you get the chance to put Christopher Lee in your movie then you gotta do it!

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Never heard of any of this. Brilliant pic.

    by JediRob

    Well done.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST

    a 2am flick

    by vnv01

    ... it's rare that you'll catch it on anything but VHF throwback channels now, but Salt and Pepper showed how even the worst films of the 70's shit on everything out today. Lawford wasn't even trying and he still managed to convince me he could bitch slap Pitt, Clooney, and Damon with the same hand at the same time if he so wanted...

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Wants me some Cannonball Run behind the scenes pic

    by chavee

    Because you're small, small....S-M-all.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 4:05 a.m. CST

    How is this not on a t-shirt?

    by skelly

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST

    I would SO buy this on a T-shirt.

    by sasquatch_with_a_swatch_watch

    For it is everything I love.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Lee looks like Nic Cage.

    by Crobran

    Also, the kid in Hugo looks like Elijah Wood.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Who knew Lando, Tarkin, and Dooku were drinking buddies?

    by moody by nature

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Yes, I'm The Oldest Motherfucker In The World

    by Rebeck2

    SALT AND PEPPER is actually good fun. Very 1970, but Donner gives it some style and its a cool oddity. ONE MORE TIME is just a mess, Jerry Lewis being the worst director that ever lived. It's still fun though, if you enjoy a good cinematic mess - like CASINO ROYALE (60's spoof). And yes, I own all of the above in my collection because they are funky artifacts of my childhood. At least, I don't try and pawn them off as "classics" like the generation of "80's kids" who think THE GOONIES is actually good. ;) Great photo.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 8:16 a.m. CST

    I heard Sammy owned the Lawgiver statue from POTA.

    by Uncle Stan

    I heard Sammy owned the Lawgiver statue from the original Planet of the Apes. In his book Hollywood in a Suitcase he devotes a chapter to horror films. He was a big fan. I saw Sammy perform in Cleveland not long before he died. Even with cancer he put on the best live show I ever saw.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Superman's Richard Donner directed the first film, "Salt and Pepper". REALLY MIND BLOWING!

    by Vulcan Deathgrip Productions

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Made the mistake of asking Jerry about "Clown"

    by Hipshot

    Back in the 70's I was an usher at CBS, and he was a guest on the Sonny And Cher show. He was in a bad mood, I guess, kinda snarling at the fans. Anyway, we ended up in an elevator together and I asked him what was happening with "Day the Clown Cried" and he tersely replied that it was being edited, but the look he gave me would have blowtorched teflon. Yow.

  • Is it perfect ? No and that's where it's charm lies. It's a great adventure flick for kids with tons of great humor. If you're don't appreciate it that's fine but you're in the minority so don't act like your word is gospel. There's plenty of films that seem to be revered by geeks that I just don't like but I realize I'm in the minority and accept that. Near Dark? Horrible film with awful story and acting. But most love it and I'm ok with that.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Kids on a movie screen? Why? Why would anyone ever want that?

    by UltraTron

  • all the fuuhhuuucking time! Just for once I'd like someone to let me enjoy the fucking atmosphere and just shut it! Or maybe it was lynchian and he was thinking- I'm making a sandwich! With cockroaches crawling around in his mind.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST


    by Mike Soiseth thoughts exactly.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    It's been out on DVD for about five years.

    by Ted Newsom

    A DVD double-pack, Salt & Pepper, and One More Time. The sequel was apparently made with ol'Jerry directing on Quaaludes; it's so formless, so... unfocused. If only the script actually would have had Cushing & Lee DO something. If only Jerry would have not shot the little scene with a telephoto lens and an unmoving camera 50 feet away. If only the gag made sense, or paid off in any way. If only. Sure would've been neat to pair the boys up in something good. Like, say, narrating a documentary on Hammer...

  • I like to see big actors playing smaller roles, and vice versa.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Sammy Davis, Jr. only has one eye you bastards!!!

    by Jason Adkins

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Goonies was fucking terrible.

    by Mugato5150

    I thought so when I saw it as a kid and it would probably be even worse now. There was no one I didn't want to die, especially the dancing fat kid. Nice set design with the cave and the ship though.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    Geez, mugato5150...

    by Sandy

    Chill the "F" out. Goonies, in my opinion, was fun. Yes, some of the characters (actually nearly all the "good guys") were annoying beyond belief, but wanting them to die in the film? That's a bit harsh. It's funny when a bad guy ends up a favorite character (Robert Davi's in particular). By the way, for those interested who haven't checked on it already, Salt & Pepper is available for instant viewing on Netflix while One More Time is available only on disc, but hey....they have both! In my queue as I type!

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Incidentally, mugato5150...

    by Sandy

    I take it you, like myself and based on your moniker, are a fan of both the Original Series of Star Trek and Van Halen? My favorite show and my favorite band.

  • Dec. 1, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by Glenn

    Dude, chill yourself out. No one is under order to accept that anything is a classic, this isn't the Nazi Regime, it's not West Memphis. Just say you disagree with us, that you love Goonies and that it deserves more love. Others of us -- when we, too, were kids -- aren't taken with that particular opinion. Relax. The world will be disagreeing with you on much more important issues in the future, better get used to it.

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Goonies are good enough (for the record)

    by Psycho_Kenshin

    And hot damn, Lee and Cushing can't be topped

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Goonies never say "Hey, you guys!"

    by Dollar Bird

    Goonies was one of those childhood movies that, for whatever reason, I didn't see as a kid. (Another film on that list: Ghostbusters.) The closest I ever got was watching that Cyndi Lauper video on MTV. Years later, I saw it as a teenager on TV or VHS or something, thinking to myself, "At last, I will see this film everyone loved and maybe I'll get a small buzz of youth off of it." Nope. Instead, I was treated to nothing special. I felt like it was a "Hollywood-cool" kids movie (not to be confused with what is actually cool) with a ear-wiggling retarded man, the "Throw Momma from the Train" lady, and a pirate ship. I identified with none of the kids. And that's not because I was a teenager, but because I saw none of my own young self in them. I didn't think any of those kids would have been my friends, and visa versa. (However, unlike some talkbackers, I did not wish for their deaths.) Also, the villains were lame and not funny, and Sloth was just offensive on several levels—perhaps aesthetically more so than politically. Maybe I was too old when I saw it. Or maybe I just lack some spark of youthful adventure and whimsy. However, when I saw Ghostbusters as a teen, I adored it. And still do.

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Hold on...

    by greedosolo

    So there's a movie somewhere with Lee's Dracula and Cushing's Frankenstein TOGETHER????!!!!!!! HOLY SHIT!!!!!!! And who plays Van Helsing?

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 4:18 p.m. CST

    rumourd I thought my post was reasonable enough

    by Monolith_Jones

    Considering your post is basically agreeing with what I said

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by Glenn

    Okay. You're kinda right. Just thought you were reasonable at the beginning and end, but somehwere in the middle you were angry. No biggie.

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Dollar Bird

    by Glenn

    Ghostbusters still works because it was written for adults with adult humour. Let's face it, Goonies is written for kids and it shows, and even as a kid I saw through that stuff. This is why I still tend to dig Joe Dante, his anarchy, while silly and goofy, derives its humour from stupid adult behavior, not kiddie stuff. To this day, one of the funniest things I've seen was in "The 'Burbs", when all the neighbors (Bruce Dern, hanks, Ducommon) watch as the 'black/evil' neighbor pulls a loud car out of the garage and Dante does a push-in on each's face... and caps it with a push-in on the dog's face. Totally awesome, and rad.

  • Dec. 2, 2012, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by Glenn

    sorry, got chopped off. damn forums. Your post read somewhat schizophrenic, is all. That we should all "accept" it's a classic, that our negative words aren't gospel, but then you go on to lay it on thick on "Near Dark" (seen it but don't remember anything about it). In a way, it reads self-contradictory, i.e. no one's word is gospel, while pronouncing something "a classic" and that the rest of us better deal with it... which sounds suspiciously like gospel-spouting to me.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Don't drick his blood Lee! You'll get the sickle cell!

    by phifty2

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Tomorrow BTTF3?

    by phifty2

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST


    by phifty2

    You're probably right am I'm glad. About time Mick Dundee got some love around here.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    You cats are beautiful, don't ever change!

    by 2for2true

    Saw SDjr at a Tonight Show taping back in 1990-91, just after his autobiography came out. Something I'll always cherish. Whatta guy.

  • It would be like a picture within a picture.

  • Dec. 3, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST

    We need a behind the scenes pic from an animated film

    by tailhook

    You know that stuff would be just good PR for something like Monsters University :P. Woody, Sully, and Dash all hanging out on the Pixar 'backlot'. LOlz.