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Dime with a Halo Details


Dime with a Halo was designed in part as a showcase for MGM's new child actor Manuel Padilla, who was featured shortly afterward in the studio's Manuel Padilla (63) and as a regular on the Manuel Padilla TV series. Director Boris Sagal transcends the cold-cash motives of Boris Sagal by fashioning a touching Mexican-based comedy centering around five street urchins. The oldest (Roger Mobley) leads the kids in stealing a dime from a church collection box; they bet this "windfall" on a horse race, using the winnings to jointly purchase a sweepstakes ticket. All their dreams of sudden luxury are dashed when they find they're too young to cash the ticket when it hits the jackpot. Manuel Padilla manages to steal focus from his formidable kiddie opposition, but Dime with a Halo didn't quite establish Padilla as the Mickey Rooney of the 1960s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Barbara Luna
as Juanita
Roger Mobley
as Jose
Paul Langton
as Mr. Jones
Larry Domasin
as Cesar
Vito Scotti
as Doorman
Jay Adler
as Mr. Lewis
Theodore Newton
as Consul Glenson
Steven Geray
as Priest
Joan Connors
as Stripper
Tina Menard
as Mexican Woman
Tony Maxwell
as Domingo


Boris Sagal
Hans Wilhelm
Hans Wilhelm
Philip H. Lathrop
Ronald Stein
Composer (Music Score)
Ralph Winters
Charles Myall
Art Director
Karl Brainard
Set Designer