Ossie Davis, Cotton Comes to Harlem, 1970 (still); photo: courtesy Photofest

Film

Cotton Comes to Harlem

Part of Modern Cinema: Black Powers

Sunday, July 29, 2018

1 p.m.

“Detectives ‘Gravedigger’ Jones (Godfrey Cambridge) and ‘Coffin Ed’ Johnson (Raymond St. Jacques) are on a case investigating a crooked Reverend (Calvin Lockhart) — a brother whose “Back to Africa” campaign is nothing more than a big scam. But when $87,000 of the Reverend’s laundered cash gets stashed in a bale of cotton, Gravedigger and Coffin find they’re not the only dudes suddenly interested in soaring cotton prices as they come up against the mafia, the police, Black militants, and street thugs in an all-out dash to nab $87,000 cash.”
— KinoLorber


Film Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 1970
Running time: 100 min
Format: 35 mm
Director: Ossie Davis
Screenwriters: Ossie Davis and Arnold Perl
Producer: Samuel Goldwyn Jr.
Cinematographer: Gerald Hirschfeld
Editor: Robert Q. Lovett
Source: Park Circus


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