Sammy Stops The World

1978, Movie, NR, 105 mins

Updated version of the musical "Stop the World--I Want To Get Off," rewritten for Davis in what amounts to little more than an ego-fest for the talented singer. The simple story is of Davis as a poor coffee vendor who rises to the top by getting the boss's daughter pregnant and marrying her. He becomes a big wheeler-dealer in the business world, dabbles in politics, has a few affairs, and otherwise sings and dances up a storm until he realizes his wife is the only girl for him. Davis' hipster black man characterization panders to the worst of stereotypes about blacks with a touch of Las Vegas glitz mixed in. This filmed version of the stage production includes occa...
Released: 1978 Rated: NR Length: 105 mins

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