Dime with a Halo
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Directed byBoris Sagal
Written byHans Wilhelm
László Vadnay
StarringBarbara Luna
CinematographyPhilip H. Lathrop
Edited byRalph E. Winters
Music byRonald Stein
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
May 1963
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

Dime with a Halo is a 1963 film directed by Boris Sagal. It stars Barbara Luna and Rafael López.


Four thieving street urchins, led by Chuy, bet $2 on a pick-six horse race every week. A kindly American, Mr. Jones, places their bet for them while visiting Tijuana each week to indulge himself at strip clubs and with prostitutes. The gang is joined by a new kid in town, Jose, whose sister, Juanita, is stripping at a local club. To get some luck, the kids decide to steal a dime from the church poor box to "make Jesus a partner" in the bet. They win $81,000. Unwilling to trust an adult to cash in their ticket, Juanita contacts Mr. Jones in Los Angeles. Mr. Jones drives to cash in the bet, but has a heart attack on the way. The ticket flutters away in the breeze. Unable to find the betting ticket, the boys return the dime to the poor box.

Production notes

Dime with a Halo was the last movie issued by the Hal Roach Studios. Director Boris Sagal used Roach's forlorn, run-down facilities because they looked like a decaying Mexican city.[1]

The film's copyright was renewed.[2]



  1. ^ "Hollywood : L'âge d'or de la comédie | ARTE". Archived from the original on 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  2. ^ Renewal registration number: RE0000536339