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Black Rose of Harlem (1996)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | March 1996 (USA)
A tragic love story set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1920's Chicago jazz clubs. Georgia, a beautiful black singer catches the eye of mobster Johnny Varona. But Johnny is betrothed ... See full summary »

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Georgia
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Johnny
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Costanza
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Joey
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Yancey
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Wisdom
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Cateye
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Turner
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Alba
Marcus Aurelius ...
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Eb Lottimer ...
Lou
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Giani
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Walter
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Mills
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A tragic love story set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1920's Chicago jazz clubs. Georgia, a beautiful black singer catches the eye of mobster Johnny Varona. But Johnny is betrothed to the daughter of mob boss Costanza, a man you don't say no to... and live! Can Johnny and Georgia find a way to fulfill their love -and- stay alive? Or will the mob prove to be an insurmountable force. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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A ruthless gangster... A seductive jazz singer... Together they had a mean case of...

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, sexuality and language
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Machine Gun Blues  »

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Written by Jay Bolton & Mary Eller
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Lots of violence and trite dialogue
5 June 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

It's ironic when Joe Viterelli as the Godfather-type keeps telling Nick Cassavetes as the trusted henchman that he's "smart" after he's just said some of the most simple-minded suggestions ever heard in New York. Idiotic Italians abound (and it's quite derogatory--Frank Sinatra was right about these stupid, endless Mafia movies) in this black vs. white Romeo and Juliet story. The "jazz" is imitative and lousy, but Lawrence Monoson is quite enjoyable as the sleazy bad guy. Overall, a minus for Roger Corman as producer.


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