(1963) Anthony Newley, Robert Stephens, Julia Foster, Wilfred Brambell, Warren Mitchell, Roy Kinnear. Wow… Newley is brilliant as Sammy Lee, a street hustler and strip club host who finds himself on the short end of life more often than not. The plot has Sammy frantically trying to raise 300 pounds to pay off a debt to a mysterious personage known only as "Connor". Connor’s ruffians are sent to track Sammy down when Sammy fails to pay. Foster is the pretty young British girl who falls for Sammy’s irresistible charm. Unfortunately, Sammy is often his own worst enemy and ends up in an endless series of heartbreaks and dramas. The scene where the bus leaves without Sammy is very powerful. This is a brilliant “little” film with some riveting black and white cinematography of the West End of London in the early 1960s. A fantastic movie!