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Black Joy (1977)

An innocent and unsophisticated Guyanan immigrant is exposed to the hustlin' way of life of the Brixton ghetto.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Beaton ...
Dave
Trevor Thomas ...
Ben
Dawn Hope ...
Saffra
Floella Benjamin ...
Miriam
Oscar James ...
Jomo
Paul J. Medford ...
Devon (as Paul Medford)
Shango Baku ...
Raastaman
Azad Ali ...
Indian Official
Charles Pemberton ...
White Official
Vivian Stanshall ...
Warden
Kevin O'Shea ...
Foreman
Cynthia Powell ...
Prossie
T-Bone Wilson ...
Shark
Jeillo Edwards ...
Auntie
Jimmy Rand ...
Bus Conductor
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An innocent and unsophisticated Guyanan immigrant is exposed to the hustlin' way of life of the Brixton ghetto.

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Paul J. Medford receives an "introducing" credit as Paul Medford. See more »

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Written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Ben E. King
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black joy
30 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this film is not to be taken seriously.

the character 'Dave' played by the late Norman beaton would never be able to con another man so blatantly as he does in the film. in fact once Dave starts conning the 'country boy' you cant help hoping that the so called 'country boy' would realise he is being taken for a fool and give Dave a good hiding!

instead all 'country boy' does is give Dave £50 in exchange for a car(which should have gone to Dave's friend) and he cant even drive it! Dave walks off laughing, and 'country boy' attempts to drive his new car! 'black joy' cannot be taken seriously. lastly why was the film named 'black joy'? throughout the whole film there are arguments,fights,cheating,etc but no joy? unless we are to believe that black people only feel happy when they are robbing and cheating each other?


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