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Director:
Writers:
Robert Beck (novel)
A. Neuberg (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
16 November 1973 (Denmark) See more »
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Tagline:
Sometimes even the players get played. See more »
Plot:
Two Phildelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Well worth your time See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Kiel Martin ... White Folks
Mel Stewart ... Blue Howard
Dallas Edward Hayes ... Dot Murray
Beverly Ballard ... Susan

Vernee Watson-Johnson ... Cleo Howard
Donald Symington ... Morrison
Don Fellows ... Phillips
Thomas Anderson ... Felix the Fixer (as Tom Anderson)
Clebert Ford ... Josephus
Fuddle Bagley ... Percy

Ted Lange ... Melvin the Pimp
Tony Mazzadra ... Nino Parelli
David Thomas ... Frascatti
Jim King ... Duke
Anthony Charnota ... Bobby
John Aquino ... Frank

Jan Leighton ... Carlson
Byron Sanders ... Parkview Hotel Clerk
Dick Boccelli ... Vincent
Jim Mapp ... Doc Harris
Bob Brooker ... DuSable Hotel Clerk
Ronald Carter ... Bartender
Celeste Creech ... 1st Hooker
Deloris Brown-Harper ... 2nd Hooker
Jacqueline Weiss ... Aunt Rose
James Kelly ... Priest (as Father James Kelly)

Charles Weldon ... Tough
Charles G. Clarke ... Cab Driver

Directed by
Larry Yust 
 
Writing credits
Robert Beck (novel) (as Iceberg Slim)

A. Neuberg (screenplay) &
T. Raewyn (screenplay) and
Larry Yust (screenplay)

Produced by
Marshall Backlar .... producer (as Marshal Backlar)
James Levitt .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
James Bond 
 
Cinematography by
Isidore Mankofsky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Parasheles 
 
Makeup Department
Kenig Glubin .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Don Goldman .... production manager (as Donald Goldman)
John Zane .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
Kenig Glubin .... props
 
Sound Department
John Brasher .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Colwell .... grip
Skip Karnas .... electrician (as Skip Karness)
Zohrab Kazanjian .... still photographer
Melton Maxwell .... gaffer (as Mel Maxwell)
Lee Shamburger .... grip
Stuart A. Spohn .... second assistant camera (as Stuart Spohn)
Steven Wolper .... assistant camera
 
Music Department
Baker Bigsby .... recording engineer and mixer
James Bond .... conductor
Ed Michel .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Nina Kleinberg .... assistant to director
Rick Nulman .... production assistant
 

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Runtime:
89 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Kiel Martin did all of his own running in the foot chase sequence.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Blue looks out the window & sees the cop walking into the building, it's still daylight. When the camera moves to street level with the cop, it's suddenly nighttime.See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Well worth your time, 8 December 2005
Author: VincentElgar from United Kingdom

An interesting, extremely well-performed little movie about a pair of Philadelphia con artists who get more than they bargain for when they cross swords with a corrupt cop and the local Mafiosi.

Trick Baby begins well and builds up midway to a terrific foot-chase through the seamier side of the city. In the second half it starts to run out of steam and becomes a little predictable. Things are bogged down especially by a lengthy scene involving a preacher, who is the only character that strikes a false note. In spite of this the movie never loses one's attention completely. The cast down to the supporting players is excellent: Beverly Ballard particularly shines as a woman used and abused by slick operator White Folks (Kiel Martin) and Dallas Edward Hayes does terrific work as the ruthless and relentless cop.

The use of locations is terrific, and the movie has a rawness and immediacy utterly missing from thrillers today. Minor reservations aside, Trick Baby is well worth a look – 8/10.

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