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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angel Tompkins ... Cleo
Billy Curtis ... Slick Bender
Jerry Maren ... Cadillac
Frank Delfino Frank Delfino ... Monty
Felix Silla ... Frankie
Emory Souza Emory Souza ... Hugo
Joe De Santis ... Travers
Jon Cedar ... Faust
Philip Kenneally Philip Kenneally ... Ganz
Barbara Rhoades ... Helen (as Barbara Rhodes)
Michael Pataki ... Garage Mechanic
Todd Susman ... Buzz
Rayford Barnes Rayford Barnes ... Gus
Walter Beakel Walter Beakel ... Lt. Garrett
Nick Benedict 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Cigars Mob See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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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Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987) See more »

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Little Cigars was the second consecutive movie featuring little people I watched
21 June 2009 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Having just watched the little people musical western The Terror of Tiny Town, I decided to go next to fancast.com to watch Little Cigars which stars two of TTOTT's players: Billy Curtis and Jerry Maren. Other members of their gang include Frank Delfino, Felix Silla, and Emory Sousa. There's also a statuesque blond played by Angel Tomkins who reluctantly joins their carnival act when she runs from her former gangster paramour's henchmen. At this point, the movie becomes a series of heists that provide some suspenseful moments. Most of the time, however, there's some highly humorous moments involving size and sex and fighting. In fact, I loved the scene when the Curtis character attempts to get "girlfriend" Tomkins out of the bar by beating up on the guy sitting next to her especially after previously seeing him doing the same to "Little Billy" Rhodes in The Terror of Tiny Town! No great shakes but Little Cigars comes highly recommended for anyone with a taste for the unusual. P.S. Angelo Rossito was another little person who appears here as part of a member of those his size put in a police lineup. His best known movie was Freaks. Also in continuing to point out actors with connections to my birth town of Chicago, Simmy Bow was also born there and Walter Beakel was a founding member of The Second City there.


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