This short film follows Melvin Rivers, an ex-con freshly released from prison, as he struggles to find a place to live, get a regular job, call in favors from friends, and in general, try ... See full summary »

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Melvin Rivers ...
Melvin Rivers 22275
Joe Rizzo ...
The Lodger
Sue Annett Ceruti ...
Charles' Friend in Bar
Charles McGregor ...
Charles McGregor 356, Craps Organizer
Amy Macri ...
Ami Macri 300444
Ken Jackson ...
Ken Jackson 10029, Ami's Boyfriend
Isadore Zimmerman ...
Isadore Zimmerman 47985, the Employment Officer
Joe Senatore ...
Joe Senatore 17474, the Painter
Billy Dawn Smith ...
Craps player
Gerald Hardy ...
Craps player
Eddie Davis ...
Craps player
Joe Sanchez ...
Craps player
James Hayes ...
Craps player
Dick Greenfield ...
Colonial Inn scene
Robert Ipcar ...
Colonial Inn scene (as Bob Ipcar)
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This short film follows Melvin Rivers, an ex-con freshly released from prison, as he struggles to find a place to live, get a regular job, call in favors from friends, and in general, try to avoid slipping back into the criminal behavior that put him in jail. Written by The_Hoyk

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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17 February 1970 (USA)  »

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Max Out  »

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$5,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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All performers in this film had a criminal record and had served time in prison (and were expressly identified in the end credits of their respective inmate numbers), or were affiliated with the social organization The Fortune Society, or were local neighbors in Brooklyn. See more »

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All the actors who possessed real-life criminal records are identified in the credits by both their name and their prison I.D. number. See more »

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References She Walks by Night (1959) See more »

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Not Bad, Interesting
12 August 2010 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

This short film is included on the DVD for the documentary film "Derby," about roller derby. (1971). The lead character is released from prison, and tries to find steady work. This proves to be a difficult task. This film was shot in black and white, with no script, totally add libbed. Shot in a cinema vertie style, it keeps the viewers attention. There is a bar scene that features Charles McGregor, who would later appear in "Superfly," and "Blazing Saddles" Most of the cast had criminal records, and their prison numbers are shown in the closing credits. This is definitely worth a look. I give this film three stars.


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