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Little Cigars (1973)

PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | June 1973 (USA)
A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.
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Cleo
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Slick Bender
Jerry Maren ...
Cadillac
Frank Delfino ...
Monty
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Frankie
Emory Souza ...
Hugo
Joe De Santis ...
Travers
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Faust
Philip Kenneally ...
Ganz
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Helen (as Barbara Rhodes)
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Garage Mechanic
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Buzz
Rayford Barnes ...
Gus
Walter Beakel ...
Lt. Garrett
Nick Benedict ...
1st Cop
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A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.

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...are hazardous to your health!

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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June 1973 (USA)  »

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The Little Cigars Mob  »

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Charles Band stated in an interview with Dave Jay that working on this movie provided him with the first cheque "I've ever received in my entire life!" (some five dollars after deductions). After that moment he began making his own movies and generating his own income, or lack of income. See more »

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References Dillinger (1973) See more »

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VERY strange AIP film
5 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A gangsters former mistress (Angel Tompkins) is on the run from him after robbing him. She falls in with a midget acting group (called Little Cigars) who are also robbers. She teams up with them and starts falling for the head of the group (Billy Curtis).

As you can see this is an odd film---even for American International Pictures (AIP). In many ways this is an fun but ordinary caper film--the dialogue and plot would not be out of place in any generic film. It's just this is done with midgets. You think that might play with that more but they don't. There is some pretty explicit sex talk for a PG film and it's pretty obvious that Tompkins is sleeping with Curtis. And get a load of the very obvious sexual animation during the opening credits! The acting is just OK but Tompkins is pretty good.

All in all a strange film. It is fun and it moves very quickly but why have midgets in it and not use that aspect at all? Still it was enjoyable. I give it an 8.


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