Cast and Crew: Arthur Marks (Director); Rosalind Cash
What It’s About: Daddy Foxx (Yaphet Kotto) teaches his young students the art of the con, and eventually they all come together (along with a cameo-ing Rudy Ray Moore as hustler Goldie) to save the neighborhood from a highway development project.
Why Watch it Today?: Star Yaphet Kotto turns 73 today. One of the great character actors of his generation, Kotto is someone who I never tire of seeing on the screen, who has never given a bad performance, and is often, as here, the best part of the movies he’s in, including this film, which never comes together despite a strong performance from Kotto.
Here’s a clip of Daddy Foxx running one of his scams:
Mo Rating for Movember: Although the main characters are moustache less, Rudy Ray Moore sports his usual sweet 1970s ‘stache. 4 out of 5 Mos: