Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke have pulled off every dodge known for conning a well-heeled sucker, but it wasn't until they hit on the old skin game that they started to clean up. The game is simple. Jason, though born a free man in New Jersey, poses as Quincy's slave as the pair ride through Missouri and Kansas in 1857. Quincy picks a likely mark in each town, sells Jason to him for top money and rides out of town. Then Quincy and Jason get back together on the road to another town, because if Jason can't just run off after dark, Quincy finds a way to spring him loose. Written by
To market, to market, to sell your best friend, then split up the money and do it again.
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The film is based on Richard Alan Simmons' original story "Skin Game".The screenplay was written by Peter Stone who did not receive screen credit and requested that his name be taken off the credits because his screenplay was rewritten by a second writer, thereby altering the theme, the plot and, most important, the characters. See more
(at around 37 mins) As Quincy is walking past Jason, who's up on a platform, there are power lines above their heads. See more
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