Optimists

The Optimists

Director: Anthony Simmons

Cast: Anthony Simmons, Peter Sellers, Donna Mullane, John Chaffey

     
 
Peter Sellers gives a splendid, understated performance in this gentle comedy-drama. Liz (Donna Mullane) and Mark (John Chaffey) are a pair of poor children trying to get by on the streets of London. In their travels, Liz and Mark get to know Sam (Sellers), a one-time music hall performer who these days performs for change with his dog on streetcorners. Sam takes the

Overview

Peter Sellers gives a splendid, understated performance in this gentle comedy-drama. Liz (Donna Mullane) and Mark (John Chaffey) are a pair of poor children trying to get by on the streets of London. In their travels, Liz and Mark get to know Sam (Sellers), a one-time music hall performer who these days performs for change with his dog on streetcorners. Sam takes the youngsters under his wing and helps remind them of the simply joys of living that they've forgotten in their hardscrabble lives. Also released as The Optimists of Nine Elms, The Optimists features several original songs by Lionel Bart and an incidental score by George Martin, best known as the man who produced The Beatles' recordings.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2008
UPC:
0844503000255
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
PG
Source:
Legend Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:51:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Sellers Sam
Donna Mullane Liz
John Chaffey Mark
David Daker Bob Ellis
Marjorie Yates Chrissie Ellis
Michael Graham Cox Park Keeper
Katyana Kass Ellis Baby
Hilary Pritchard Laundry Ladies
Bruce Purchase Park Policeman
Bernie Searl Actor
Tommy Wright Dustman
Pat Ashton Mrs. Bonini

Technical Credits
Anthony Simmons Director,Screenwriter
Lionel Bart Score Composer,Songwriter
Robert Cartwright Art Director
Tudor Gates Screenwriter
Adrian Gaye Producer
Gerry Humphreys Sound/Sound Designer
John Jympson Editor
Ronald S. Kass Executive Producer
Victor Lyndon Producer
George Martin Score Composer,Musical Arrangement,Musical Direction/Supervision
Larry Pizer Cinematographer
Ivan Sharrock Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Optimists
1. Main Title [8:44]
2. Big Sis [4:36]
3. Dirty Old Man [6:52]
4. The Funeral [9:34]
5. No Shows [6:48]
6. Hyde Park [4:29]
7. Prodigy [6:18]
8. Child's Play [7:11]
9. The Dog Lady [5:51]
10. Penniless [7:47]
11. Plea to Father [7:18]
12. A New Pal [5:28]
13. No Dogs Allowed [7:11]
14. My Bella [8:44]
15. True Friends [12:20]
16. End Credits [1:39]

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