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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

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 ... Ganz
Barbara Rhoades ... Helen (as Barbara Rhodes)
Michael Pataki ... Garage Mechanic
Todd Susman ... Buzz
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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This was the first film that Albert Band produced in the States after his Italy run. See more »

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References Dillinger (1973) See more »

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VERY strange AIP film
5 February 2005 | by preppy-3See 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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