Book of Numbers

Book of Numbers

Director: Raymond St. Jacques Cast: Freda Payne
Freda Payne
, Raymond St. Jacques
Raymond St. Jacques
, Philip Thomas
Philip Thomas
, Hope Clarke
Hope Clarke
Raymond St. Jacques
Book of Numbers

Book of Numbers

Director: Raymond St. Jacques Cast: Freda Payne
Freda Payne
, Raymond St. Jacques
Raymond St. Jacques
, Philip Thomas
Philip Thomas
, Hope Clarke
Hope Clarke
Raymond St. Jacques

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Overview

Raymond St. Jacques both directs and stars in The Book of Numbers. St. Jacques and Philip Thomas 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 Gilbert Greene. 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/08/2008
UPC: 0018619757291
Original Release: 1973
Source: MUSIC VIDEO DIST.***
Region Code: A
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Language: English
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 50,816

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Freda Payne Kelly Simms
Raymond St. Jacques Blueboy Harris,Kid Flick
Philip Thomas Actor,Dave Greene
Hope Clarke Pigmeat Goins
Willie Washington Jr. Makepeace Johnson
Doug Finell Eggy
C.L. Williams Blip Blip,Sister Clara Goode
D'Urville Martin Billy Bowlegs
Jerry Leon Joe Gaines
Gilbert Green Luis Antoine
Frank DeSal Carlos
Pauline Herndon Sister No. 2
Ethel Marie Crawford Sister No. 3
Mimi Lee Dodd Bus Station Prostitute
Charles F. Elyston Mr. Booker
Queen Esther Gent Mrs. Booker
Irma Hall Georgia Brown,Georgia Brown
Chiquita Jackson Didi
Katie Peters Honey
Pat Peterson Becky
Ray McDonald Goon
Charles Lewis Goon
Reginald Dorsey June Bug,June Bug
Dan Owens Actor
David Magnuson Actor
Al Shackman Composer
Al Schuckman Composer
Sonny Terry Composer
Brownie McGhee Composer

Technical Credits
Raymond St. Jacques Director,Producer
Larry Spiegel Screenwriter
Gregory Valtierra Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Book of Numbers
1. Waiters [5:02]
2. El Dorado [7:03]
3. Rollin' [9:37]
4. Trouble [8:41]
5. Kelly [6:11]
6. Killings [2:17]
7. The Klan [9:06]
8. A Ride [4:02]
9. A Plea [3:30]
10. Busted [6:37]
11. Trial [10:14]
12. Tragedy [8:38]
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