Baby Needs A New Pair of Shoes

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Main Details

  • Released in 1974
  • Color
  • Running Time: 86 Min
  • Production Co: First American Films | Ransom
  • Directed by Bill Brame
  • Written by Howard Ransom, Elizabeth Ransom, Fredricka DeCosta
  • Starring Frank DeKova, Paul Harris, Frances E. Williams, Reginald Farmer, Don Edmondson, Larry Greene, Ernie Lee Banks , Karmello Brooks
  • Produced by Edith Ransom, Howard Ransom
  • Music by Phil Moore
  • Cinematography by Robert Caramico
  • Film Editing by Bill Brame, Rudolph Cusumano

Also Known As

  • USA (reissue title) - Get Nigger Rich on Number 666
  • USA (reissue title) - Jive Turkey


  • 7 Seven, Come Eleven 11
  • Feeling great...Walking tall...Hit my number, That's all!

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Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes is one of Blaxploitation’s most obscure (and twisted) entries. Released in 1974 first as Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes (an appropriation of a gambling phrase), then as the more hip-sounding Jive Turkey and, finally, as (the purposely controversial) Nigger Rich (!), budget filmmaker Bill (Miss Melody Jones) Bramme’s look at feuding mob factions—one black, one white, is a clever, violent, vulgar and shoddy little picture, a "true story"....FULL REVIEW

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