The Optimists of Nine Elms 49 years old

Meet Sam, the wonder man. He's got madness in his closet, everybody in trouble, the police in circles - and the world in his pocket.

The Optimists of Nine Elms

A retired entertainer makes his living as a street musician on the streets of London. Two young children befriend the old musician, brightening his otherwise colorless life

Credits

The Optimists of Nine Elms Cast

Name Character
Keith Chegwin He was 16, 60 years old when he died as Georgie (uncredited)
Peter Sellers He was 48, 54 years old when he died as Sam
Bruce Purchase He was 35, 69 years old when he died as Policeman
David Daker He was 38, now 87 years old as Bob Ellis
Marjorie Yates She was 32, now 81 years old as Chrissie Ellis
Michael Graham Cox He was 35, 57 years old when he died as Park Keeper
Pat Ashton She was 42, 82 years old when she died as Woman at Nursery
Hilary Pritchard She was 31, 54 years old when she died as Laundry Lady (uncredited)
Patricia Brake She was 31, now 80 years old as Dog's Home Secretary

The Optimists of Nine Elms Crew

Name Department
Victor Lyndon as Producer. Production
John Jympson as Editor. He was 43 (72) years old when He died Editing
Bill Rowe as Sound Recordist. He was 31 (50) years old when He died Sound
Ivan Sharrock as Sound Recordist. He was 32 (now 81) years old Sound
Robert Cartwright as Art Direction. He was 26 (now 23) years old Art
Rusty Coppleman as Sound Editor. Sound
Ivor Powell as Production Manager. He was 57 (96) years old when He died Production
George Martin as Original Music Composer. He was 47 (84) years old when He died Sound
Stuart Freeborn as Makeup Artist. He was 59 (98) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Tudor Gates as Screenplay. He was 43 (77) years old when He died Writing
Anthony Simmons as Director. He was 50 (93) years old when He died Directing
Anthony Simmons as Novel. He was 50 (93) years old when He died Writing
Larry Pizer as Director of Photography. He was 48 (82) years old when He died Camera
Allan Foenander as Casting. Production
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The Optimists of Nine Elms (49 years)

Meet Sam, the wonder man. He's got madness in his closet, everybody in trouble, the police in circles - and the world in his pocket.

  • Release day: Wednesday, October 17, 1973
  • Runtime: 110 minutes