Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

OSSIE DAVIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA, 1970. Formosa Productions. Screenplay by Arnold Perl, Ossie Davis, based on the novel by Chester Himes. Cinematography by Gerald Hirschfeld. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr.. Music by Galt MacDermot. Production Design by Emanuel Gerard. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Film Editing by Robert Q. Lovett….

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The Legend of Black Charley (1972)

MARTIN GOLDMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: The Legend of Ni*ger Charley USA, 1972. Eaves Movie Ranch, Paramount Pictures. Story by James Bellah, Screenplay by Martin Goldman, Larry G. Spangler. Cinematography by Peter Eco. Produced by Larry G. Spangler. Music by John Bennings. Production Design by Merrill Sindler. Costume Design by Joseph…

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Nothing But A Man (1964)

MICHAEL ROEMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1964.  DuArt Film and Video, Nothing But a Man Company.  Screenplay by Michael Roemer, Robert M. Young.  Cinematography by Robert M. Young.  Produced by Michael Roemer, Robert Rubin, Robert M. Young.  Costume Design by Nancy Ruffing.  Film Editing by Luke Bennett.   This wonderfully honest, low-budget film tells of an Alabama highway worker (Ivan…

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Shaft (1971)

GORDON PARKS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1971.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Shaft Productions. Screenplay by Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black, based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman. Cinematography by Urs Furrer.  Produced by Joel Freeman.  Music by Isaac Hayes, J.J. Johnson.  Production Design by Emanuel Gerard.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi. Film Editing by Hugh A. Robertson.   The origin of…

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