Cotton Comes to Harlem

Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

Introducing COFFIN ED and GRAVEDIGGER. Two detectives only a mother could love.

  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
  • Release Date: 1970-05-27
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 31 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Formosa Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Harlem's African-American population is being ripped off by the Rev. Deke O'Malley, who dishonestly claims that small donations will secure parcels of land in Africa. When New York City police officers Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson look into O'Malley's scam, they learn that the cash is being smuggled inside a bale of cotton. However, the police, O'Malley, and lots of others find themselves scrambling when the money goes missing.

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    Camera Gerald Hirschfeld Director of Photography
    Costume & Make-Up Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Design
    Writing Ossie Davis Screenplay
    Directing Ossie Davis Director
    Editing Robert Q. Lovett Editor
    Writing Arnold Perl Screenplay
    Production Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Producer
    Sound Galt MacDermot Music
    Camera Enrique Bravo Camera Operator
    Writing Chester Himes Novel
    Art Emanuel Gerard Art Direction