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The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972)

PG  |   |  Western  |  9 October 1972 (Sweden)
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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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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
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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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The Legend of Black Charley  »

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A.K.A. The Legend of Black Charley. (Via Bounce TV, 1:30AM-3:30AM, 07/06/15) See more »

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Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005) See more »

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In the Eyes of God
Music and Lyrics by John Bennings
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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