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[[Performer~P112406~Raymond St. Jacques~raymondstjacques]] both directs and stars in The Book of Numbers. [[Performer~P112406~St. Jacques~raymondstjacques]] and [[Performer~P229698~Philip Thomas~philipthomas]] play depression-era African Americans, barely making out an existence as waiters in a deep-south community. Both men decide that there's more money to be had on the shadier side of the law, so they set up a successful rural numbers racket. All goes well until the operation attracts the attention of white crime boss [[Performer~P28460~Gilbert Greene~gilbertgreen]]. Though no one is particularly admirable in The Book of Numbers, the audience remains firmly on the side of the black characters, if only by default. The film was based on a novel by Robert Dean Phaar. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Irma P. Hall
as Georgia Brown
Philip Michael Thomas
as Dave Greene
Reginald T. Dorsey
as June Bug
Sterling St. Jacques
Raymond St. Jacques
as Blueboy Harris
Freda Payne
as Kelly Simms
Frank DeSal
as Carlos
Dan Owens
Hope Clarke
as Pigmeat Goins
Ray McDonald

Crew

Raymond St. Jacques
Director
Raymond St. Jacques
Producer
Larry Spiegel
Screenwriter
Gayne Rescher
Cinematographer
Al Schuckman
Composer (Music Score)
Brownie McGhee
Composer (Music Score)
Irving Rosenblum
Editor
Bob Shepherd
Art Director
Gregory Valtierra
Sound/Sound Designer
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