The Optimists

Directed by Anthony Simmons

Year: 1973
Running Time: 110
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama
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The Optimists

Cast
Peter Sellers
Donna Mullane
John Chaffrey
Marjorie Yates
Patricia Brake

Crew
Directed by Anthony Simmons


The Optimists tells the story of a street performer named Sam, who with a unique outlook on life befriends two children and teaches them to look at life from a new perspective. The novelty of having a song and dance man as a friend soon turns into something much deeper, as Sam realizes that the children have just as much to teach him about life as he does them. Set amongst a wonderful London backdrop, comedy legend Peter Sellers (The Party, After the Fox) stars in one of his most charming, tender and rare dramatic roles. Based on a novel by Anthony Simmons (Little Sweetheart) who also directed this heart-warming classic with a screenplay by Tudor Gates (Barbarella, Danger: Diabolik) and music by legendary Beatles producer George Martin.

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