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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips back to Africa to the poor on the installment plan. When his truck is hijacked and a bale of cotton stuffed with money is lost in the chase, Harlem is turned upside down by Gravedigger and Coffin Ed, the Reverend, and the hijackers. Much of the humor is urban black, which was unusual in 1970. 


Brucster said...

Just to say that I love your site!!
I only came across it a few days ago, and haven't left it yet!!!
I just tried to download "Cotton Goes To Harlem", but the link for part2 doesn't work.
I'd really appreiate it if you could look into it for me?
Keep up the good work!!

Funkback said...

The link to part2 works just fine for me. Please try it again and email me if it still doesn't work out.

brucster said...


No problems, it's fine now. Not too sure what happened, but it worked the second time I tried it.
Excellent film BTW!!
Many thanx.

Anonymous said...

I haven't been on this site in a few years. Is there any way someone could re-up these wonderful movies that my mother and grandmother talk about so much. I love the smiles they show after telling me I won't find this movie or that movie. Here it is but the link has been removed. Thanks

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