Book of Numbers (1973)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  13 January 1979 (Portugal)
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Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.


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Credited cast:
Raymond St. Jacques ...
Blueboy Harris
Dave Green
Freda Payne ...
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 ...
Willie Washington Jr. ...
Makepeace Johnson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Magnuson ...
Hoodlum #2
Baliff (as Dan Owens)


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

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13 January 1979 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Blueboy & Companhia Lda.  »

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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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