After seeing her mobster boyfriend bump off a rival, sexy moll Cleo runs for her life and soon crosses paths with Slick Bender and his band — five little people with a talent for burglary. With Cleo on board, the gang poses as a traveling circus.
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AIP's LITTLE CIGARS (1973) is the best midget noir heist movie I've ever seen. What might have been an ugly exploitation pic turns out to be fun, w/ a strong script & surprisingly nuanced work from veteran performers. OZ vet Billy Curtis plays the diminutive mob leader and Playboy playmate Angel Tompkins his moll, w/ support from Jerry Maren (OZ, AT THE CIRCUS) & Cousin Itt himself Felix Silla. Fun. (9/22/11 Netflix)