A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A pudgy momma's boy becomes the object of her affections and the unlikely hero of the tale. Written by
Did You Know?
Features the policemen Coffin Ed and the Grave Digger, also seen in the previously released Cotton Comes to Harlem
(1970) and Come Back, Charleston Blue
(1972), both from the 1970's. Those films took place in the then contemporary 1970's (despite adapting novels written in 1965 and 1966, respectively). However, A Rage in Harlem takes place in the 1950's (when the novel was published). See more
The movie is set in the 1950's but if you look out of the train window in the last scene you'll see 1990's cars. See more
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