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A slave kills a white man in self-defense and heads West towards freedom, pursued by a professional slave hunter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nigger Charley
D'Urville Martin ...
Toby
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Joshua
Thomas Anderson ...
Shadow
Jerry Gatlin ...
Sheriff Rhinehart
Alan Gifford ...
Hill Carter
Will Hussung ...
Dr. Saunders
Gertrude Jeannette ...
Theo
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Ollokot
Marcia McBroom ...
Leda
Bill Moor ...
Walker
Tricia O'Neil ...
Sarah Lyons
Tom Pemberton ...
Willie
Keith Prentice ...
Niles Fowler
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Dewey Lyons (as Doug Rowe)
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A slave kills a white man in self-defense and heads West towards freedom, pursued by a professional slave hunter.

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Somebody warn the West. Nigger Charley ain't running no more.

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9 October 1972 (Sweden)  »

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The Legend of Black Charley  »

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In Sept. 1972, Paramount was widely distributing this film on a double bill with Hannie Caulder (1971) starring Raquel Welch. See more »

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Featured in Century of Black Cinema (2003) See more »

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In the Eyes of God
Sung by Lloyd Price
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key word here is "legend"
2 December 1999 | by (Chicago, Illinois USA) – See all my reviews

This is one blackploitation film with no redeeming value. Slave gets beaten one too many times, escapes, and becomes a wild west outlaw, feared and despised by every white man in his path. And why not? Once Charley has the upper hand , he proves to be just pyschotic, sadistic, and brutal as was his former masters. Very dated movie and concept, hence the name of the film. Appealed to the "lets get even in 1.5 hours for 400 years of oppression", mentality that pervaded the thoughts of a good number of African Americans when this film was released in 1972, now it just seems like a rather silly and unnecessary flick in the 90's


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