Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke have pulled off every dodge known for conning a well-heeled sucker, but it wasn't until they hit on the old skin game that they started to clean up. The game is simple. Jason, though born a free man in New Jersey, poses as Quincy's slave as the pair ride through Missouri and Kansas in 1857. Quincy picks a likely mark in each town, sells Jason to him for top money and rides out of town. Then Quincy and Jason get back together on the road to another town, because if Jason can't just run off after dark, Quincy finds a way to spring him loose.
This Dude Gives You The Eye...While This Dude Gives You The Hustle!
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Based on Richard Alan Simmons' original story "Skin Game". The screenplay was written by Peter Stone, who did not receive on-screen credit, and requested that his name be taken off the credits because his screenplay was re-written by a second writer, thereby altering the theme, the plot and, most importantly, the characters. See more
(at around 37 mins) As Quincy is walking past Jason, who's up on a platform, there are power lines above their heads. See more
Oh! Don't tell me that besides providing a breathtaking panorama of Ohio, that this fine old establishment also provides break-
[Jason turns, sees Ginger and immediately switches dialects
Lo-o-ord-e Mas' Quincy, eh, hauled these vittles all the way down here...
Jason, you can forget it, she knows.
What, Mas' Quincy?
Who we are.
Ah! Ha ha ha ha ha, wonderful!