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Friday, August 22, 2008

Five On The Black Hand Side (1973)


  • Leonard Jackson
  • Glynn Turman
  • D'Urville Martin
A light comedy that touched on subjects very real at the time. The production seems rough around the edges by todays standards but in comparison to others at the time typical. The setting could be in the northeast, or the west, or the south. The actors are originals whose parts were copied and polished over and over for the next ten years. What might be considered a little corny today was closer to actuality then. Perhaps we are more cynical now but on the other hand I see similarities Between this films underlying themes and a couple of the newer films of this type. Maybe we could go back to warm comedies that speak of our issues, maybe we have. See it while it is still available. One of my favorites. A classic of the time.

Link to soundtrack review
H.B. Barnum - Five On The Black Hand Side (1973)


Anonymous said...

Thanks. I saw this back in a theater back in the day, and have been wanting to check it out again.

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