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Writers:
Peter Stone (screenplay)
Richard Alan Simmons (story)
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Release Date:
1 February 1972 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke have pulled off every dodge known for conning a well-heeled sucker... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

James Garner ... Quincy

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Jason (as Lou Gossett)

Susan Clark ... Ginger
Brenda Sykes ... Naomi

Edward Asner ... Plunkett

Andrew Duggan ... Calloway

Henry Jones ... Sam
Neva Patterson ... Mrs. Claggart

Parley Baer ... Mr. Claggart
George Tyne ... Bonner

Royal Dano ... John Brown

J. Pat O'Malley ... William
Joel Fluellen ... Abram
Napoleon Whiting ... Ned

Juanita Moore ... Viney

Dort Clark ... Pennypacker
Robert Foulk ... Sheriff
Athena Lorde ... Margaret
George Wallace ... Auctioneer
James McCallion ... Stanfil
Tracy Bogart ... Lizabeth
Mary Rings ... Emaline
Don Haggerty ... Speaker
Jason Wingreen ... 2nd Speaker
Sam Chew Jr. ... Courtney (as Sam Chew)
Al Checco ... Room Clerk
Jim Boles ... Auction Clerk
Paris Earl ... The Songhais (as Paris Nathan Earl)
Edward Lee McClain ... The Songhais
Eugene Smith ... The Songhais
Bill Terrell ... The Songhais
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Alan Bailey ... Boy (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Drunk (uncredited)
Owen Bush ... Guard (uncredited)
Fred Carson ... Sam Bass (uncredited)
Luis Delgado ... (uncredited)

Richard Farnsworth ... Man in Saloon fight (uncredited)
Jon Gabrielson ... Courtney (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ... First Bartender (uncredited)
William Henry ... (uncredited)
Syl Lamont ... (uncredited)
Forrest Lewis ... Peter (uncredited)
Johnny Marlin ... (uncredited)
Tom Monroe ... (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... (uncredited)

Burt Mustin ... Liveryman in Fair Shake (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Townsman at Auction (uncredited)
Michael B. Skinner ... Card Manipulator (uncredited)
Wanda Spell ... Naomi (uncredited)

Bob Steele ... (uncredited)
Claude Stroud ... Fred (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Listener to Speaker (uncredited)
Augustin Vallejo ... Bartender (uncredited)
Maria E. Vega ... Mexican Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Bogart 
Gordon Douglas (co-director) (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Peter Stone (screenplay) (as Pierre Marton)

Richard Alan Simmons (story)

Produced by
Harry Keller .... producer
Meta Rosenberg .... executive producer
James Garner .... executive producer (uncredited)
Paul M. Heller .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Shire 
 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp (director of photography) (as Fred Koenekamp)
 
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson 
 
Casting by
James Martell (uncredited)
Jack Roberts (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal  (as Herman Blumenthal)
 
Set Decoration by
James W. Payne  (as James Payne)
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
Jack Petty .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sherry Wilson .... hairdresser (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Hal Cline .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clifford C. Coleman .... assistant director (as Cliff Coleman)
Jack Cunningham .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Barry Steinberg .... trainee director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robert M. Anderson .... property master (uncredited)
Ward Preston .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Ken Walker .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Fred Faust .... sound
Ora Hudson .... sound boom (uncredited)
Gene Lloyd .... sound cable (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Sharyn Bailey .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Roydon Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
Vince Deadrick Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Rudy Doucette .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Kent Hays .... stunts (uncredited)
Clyde Hudkins Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Lerner .... stunts (uncredited)
S.J. McGee .... stunts (uncredited)
Regis Parton .... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Pitti .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chuck Arnold .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mike Benson .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Glen Bird .... gaffer (uncredited)
Don Cady .... best boy (uncredited)
Millard Evans .... second grip (uncredited)
Reggie Jones .... key grip (uncredited)
Edward Morey III .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Mel Traxel .... still photographer (uncredited)
Barry Wexler .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tye Osward .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Thalia Phillips .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Michael S. McLean .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Ed Dutton .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Mallo Savitt .... driver: James Garner (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Louise Benjamin .... secretary to director (uncredited)
Virginia Cook-McGowan .... production secretary (uncredited)
Betty Crosby .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Gordon Douglas .... fill-in director (uncredited)
Marge Henderson .... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Corky Randall .... wrangler (uncredited)
Vernon White .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Harry Zubrinsky .... locations (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
102 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The 1,500th release in Warner Bros.'s history.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Susan Clark's character explains to Quincy that there is to be a vote whether Kansas will join the Union as a slave state like Missouri or a free state like Nebraska. Nebraska wasn't admitted to the Union until 1867, 6 years after Kansas.See more »
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A New Type of Con Game, 3 January 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

James Garner ever since he made his first big hit in the television series of Maverick refined the playing of a con man who's no better than he ought to be into a fine art. Quincy Drew is a further refining of the Bret Maverick character.

James Garner can be serious when he wants to be, but I've always gotten the feeling he enjoys being Maverick or Jim Rockford far better than playing it straight. He has to enjoy it more, he's so darn good at it.

Here he's got a racket going with Lou Gossett, Jr. During the days just before the Civil War in the 1850s he and Gossett work this con where Garner keeps buying and selling Gossett as a slave. Of course Gossett escapes and then they move on to the next town.

Trouble is with that kind of a con, your reputation is bound to catch up with you. Gossett, who was born in New Jersey and is a free black man, gets a view of slavery he didn't bargain for. Along the way he meets Brenda Sykes.

Garner also meets up with Susan Clark who's also a grifter. She aids him in his search for Gossett.

Gossett and Garner don't exactly redeem themselves in the end, but you know this is not a racket they will be trying any more.

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