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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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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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The concept for this film was born out of a previous feature by Lou Garfinkle and Frankie Ray called 'The Doberman Gang' and released a year earlier (1972), where a pack of Doberman pinschers were trained in order to perform a bank robbery. They wanted to trade off the same theme but with a hot chick starring in the movie while doing a spin on the 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' tale. 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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