|Vintage Pulp||May 27 2015|
Coffin and Gravedigger do the Harlem shake-up.
Numerous web scribes have written about Cotton Comes to Harlem, so another amateur review is not needed, but we decided to post a little something anyway because we found some nice promo images that perhaps haven’t been widely seen. Those appear below (and the poster above is the work of Robert McGinnis). If you haven’t watched Cotton Comes to Harlem and you appreciate blaxploitation movies check this one out. It was directed by Ossie Davis and hits all the requisite buttons—action, comedy, social commentary, and as a bonus it has two cops nicknamed Coffin Ed and Gravedigger Jones, who come from Chester Himes' source novel. It premiered in the U.S. today in 1970.
Cotton Comes to HarlemGodfrey CambridgeRaymond St. JacquesCalvin LockhartJudy PaceOssie DavisRobert McGinnisChester Himesposter artcinemablaxploitation