Reflections on Film Culture

Jive Turkey (1974)

Want to feel great and walk tall? Hit your number, that’s all! This film was released at the height of the Blaxploitation era and features Italian mobsters going tooth and nail with black gangsters in Harlem. This riveting turf war includes guns, numbers runners, and even a transvestite who will kill you with one of his high heeled pumps. The film was also released as Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes, and stars Frank DeKova as Big Tony, head of the Italian faction. Watch and see who gets rich on the number 666…

DIRECTOR : Bill Brame
CAST : Frank DeKova, Paul Harris, Frances E. Williams


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