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Come Back Charleston Blue (1972)

Sequel to Cotton comes to Harlem. Another bad influence is hitting Harlem and Gravedigger and Coffin Ed are the two cops who will stop it. Charleston Blue was a prohibition era black ... See full summary »

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Sequel to Cotton comes to Harlem. Another bad influence is hitting Harlem and Gravedigger and Coffin Ed are the two cops who will stop it. Charleston Blue was a prohibition era black gangster, dead 4 decades. When he seems to have reappeared, once again slitting throats with his Blue straight edge razors, the two cops begin a complicated search for some answers. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Coffin Ed and Gravedigger Jones and a ghost that just won't quit! See more »

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21 April 1973 (Japan)  »

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Begrafenis met dodelijke afloop  »

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$2,235,346, 31 December 1972
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Charleston Blue's car was a 1932 Lincoln. See more »

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Bryce: [Coffin Ed and Gravedigger let Joe get away] How do I tell headquarters that two of my men participated in a major gun battle while riding shotgun on one of the biggest narcotics shipments in history?... Do you know what that will do to my career?
Gravedigger Jones: Well, it ain't gonna do nothin' for our careers either, Captain.
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Follows Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970) See more »

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COME BACK CHARLESTON BLUE
Music by Donny Hathaway
Lyrics by Quincy Jones and Al Cleveland
Sung by Donny Hathaway and Valerie Simpson
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One of the better movies of Soul Cinema
6 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Charleston Blue, is one of my favorites. I just wish it got more recognition. Very entertaining..full of action together with the charm and wit of Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed. I enjoyed Cotton Comes to Harlem, but loved this one. The description says a sequel to Cotton..Harlem but it is more of a sequel of the rough but effective detective duo Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed. This movie definitely keeps you laughing, keeps you in suspense, but also delivers a powerful message about drugs in the black community. I too have been searching for the DVD and will be first in line to get it when it is released, I am confident it will be released and soon. This is one of the Soul Cinema movies that is a must have for my collection.


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