|Dime with a Halo|
|Directed by||Boris Sagal|
|Written by||Hans Wilhelm|
|Cinematography||Philip H. Lathrop|
|Edited by||Ralph E. Winters|
|Music by||Ronald Stein|
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.
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.
The film's copyright was renewed.