Cotton Comes to Harlem Movie Review 1970

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Cambridge and St. Jacques star as Harlem plainclothes detectives Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson in this successful mix of crime and comedy. They're investigating a suspicious preacher's back-to-Africa scheme which they suspect is a swindle. Directorial debut of Davis. Filmed on location in Harlem, New York. Based on the novel by Chester Himes. Followed by a weak sequel, "Come Back, Charleston Blue."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Scams, Stings & Cons, Cops, African America, Blaxploitation
Ossie Davis
Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace, Redd Foxx, John Anderson, Emily Yancy, J.D. Cannon, Teddy Wilson, Eugene Roche, Cleavon Little, Lou Jacobi
Gerald Hirschfeld
Ossie Davis
Galt MacDermot
Robert Q. Lovett
United Artists, Samuel Goldwyn

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