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  • TBC
  • Drama
  • 1973
  • 110 mins

Optimists of Nine Elms, The

Optimists of Nine Elms, The

About

Amusing comedy drama that benefits from both Sellers's quietly understated, tragi-comedic performance and the musical contributions of Bart and The Beatles' producer Martin. Sellers stars as the former music-hall sensation turned street performer who gives new purpose to the lives of a pair of homeless kids for whom every day presents a fresh struggle.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Marjorie Yates, Peter Sellers, John Chaffey, Pat Ashton, David Daker, Donna Mullane
  • Director: Anthony Simmons
  • Writer: Tudor Gates, Anthony Simmons
  • Producer: Victor Lyndon, Adrian Gaye

In a nutshell

Fun, life-affirming cinema.

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