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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
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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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Storyline

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

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The Black King of the Numbers Game See more »

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Crime | Drama

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R | See all certifications »
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13 January 1979 (Portugal)  »

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Blueboy & Companhia Lda.  »

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(Eastmancolor)

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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

I Walk with the Lord
Music and Lyrics by Al Schackman
Performed by Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Barbara Massey and Pat Kessee
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I was in this movie and helped produce it
19 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I played the Prosecuting Attorney in the Courtroom scene ,,,"nip this in the bud" was one of my lines that became a byword around the set after that scene was filmed. Phillip Michael Thomas and Denise Gordy were very nice people, young "comers", as it were, at the time. It's a shame the film never saw wide release---at the time I think it might have had something to do with this being St. Jacques's first directorial/producing effort, he went over budget and over time, I think, and only finished it with enormous help from Marty Hornstein who replaced Clyde Houston (who got me into it way above my skill level---I was an actor, but Clyde also used me as location, car, and general Texas wrangler) as AD. Brut Productions, the money guys, had some issues with Raymond (which wouldn't have been hard to do), and that probably caused some editing and/or release problems. It was a full script, with a good story---I have no idea why it ran so short. I never saw even a rough cut.


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