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Book of Numbers (1973)

Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.

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Blueboy Harris
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Dave Green
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Kelly Simms
Hope Clarke ...
Pigmeat Goins
Gilbert Green
Frank DeSal ...
(as Frank De Sal)
Sterling St. Jacques ...
Kid Flick
D'Urville Martin ...
Billy Bowlegs
Willie Washinton Jr. ...
Makepeace Johnson
Doug Finell ...
Eggy
Willie Washington Jr. ...
Makepeace Johnson
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Junebug
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David Magnuson ...
Hoodlum #2
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Baliff (as Dan Owens)
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Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.

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Blue Boy's got the man's number..and takes it...at 600 to 1 See more »

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Crime | Drama

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13 January 1979 (Portugal)  »

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Blueboy & Companhia Lda.  »

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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Irma P. Hall. Director Raymond St. Jacques saw her speak at a poetry reading. He hired her to do publicity for the film, but was so impressed by her that he gave her a small role. Hall was a schoolteacher who had never acted before. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 5 (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Boy Holler
Music and Lyrics by Al Schackman
Performed by Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Barbara Massey and Pat Kessee
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Interesting well acted movie.
28 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was good and the book it is based on is one of those rare novels that is so well written you think you are observing the characters first hand and it is almost like losing friends when the story ends. Deserves to be seen AND read.!!!


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