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Come Back Charleston Blue (1972)

Sequel to Cotton comes to Harlem. Another bad influence is hitting Harlem and Gravedigger and Coffin Ed are the two cops who will stop it. Charleston Blue was a prohibition era black ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Warren

Writers:

Chester Himes (based on a novel by), Ernest Kinoy (screenplay) (as Bontche Schweig) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Godfrey Cambridge ... Gravedigger Jones
Raymond St. Jacques ... Coffin Ed Johnson
Peter De Anda Peter De Anda ... Joe
Percy Rodrigues ... Bryce
Jonelle Allen ... Carol
Maxwell Glanville Maxwell Glanville ... Caspar
Minnie Gentry Minnie Gentry ... Her Majesty
Dick Sabol Dick Sabol ... Jarema
Leonardo Cimino ... Frank Mago
Toney Brealond Toney Brealond ... Drag Queen
Tim Pelt Tim Pelt ... Earl J
Marcia McBroom ... Girl Barber
Darryl Knibb Darryl Knibb ... Douglas
Joseph Ray Joseph Ray ... Bubba
Adam Wade ... Benjy
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Storyline

Sequel to Cotton comes to Harlem. Another bad influence is hitting Harlem and Gravedigger and Coffin Ed are the two cops who will stop it. Charleston Blue was a prohibition era black gangster, dead 4 decades. When he seems to have reappeared, once again slitting throats with his Blue straight edge razors, the two cops begin a complicated search for some answers. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Those "Cotton Comes to Harlem" cops are back chasing a ghost that just won't quit! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1973 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Begrafenis met dodelijke afloop See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,235,346, 31 December 1972
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Formosa Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Joe mashes a grapefruit in Carol's face is exactly the same thing that James Cagney did to Mae Clark in the movie "The Public Enemy" (1931). See more »

Quotes

Earl J: [Chasing bartender down the street] Come back here, you ugly fat ball-headed Mother Hubbard!
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Connections

Followed by A Rage in Harlem (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

COME BACK CHARLESTON BLUE
Music by Donny Hathaway
Lyrics by Quincy Jones and Al Cleveland
Sung by Donny Hathaway and Valerie Simpson
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Come Back came strong
18 March 2006 | by obrad2See all my reviews

I think the reason I really liked this movie so much is as a child, I remember seeing "Cotton comes to Harlem" on NBC and thought, wow, two black detectives who actually did detecting and didn't do much 'shuck and jiving'. They took their business protecting the streets and the black people of Harlem seriously. Godfrey Cambridge and Raymond St. Jacques are sorely missed! The movie, "A Rage in Harlem" was sooooo awful. Why can't somebody remake THAT, instead of remakes of fairly successful movies or comics or TV shows that were at the best, minor league (Dukes of Hazzard, BeWitched). Give me a break. Somebody will try to do a remake of the Jeffersons next!MY GOD!!!


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