Black Caesar

Black Caesar

Director: Larry Cohen Cast: Allen Balley, Margaret Avery, Myrna Hansen

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Cult director Larry Cohen (It's Alive) directed this violent blaxploitation film. Nasty racist John McKinney cripples a black shoeshine boy, who grows up to be Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson), the Godfather of Harlem. The crimelord now has his tormentor McKinney (Art Lund) in his pocket, based on the cop's mob ties. Tommy's traitorous girlfriend Helen (Gloria Hendry) hands over the evidence, and McKinney moves in for the kill. But he may have underestimated the violent Tommy, who makes him shine his shoes in blackface while singing "Mammy." Rick Baker provided makeup effects, and James Brown did the music for this bloody oddity, followed the same year by Hell Up in Harlem. Cohen and Williamson got together 23 years later for an interesting (if unsuccessful) attempt at reviving the genre, Original Gangstas.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2015
UPC: 0887090107402
Original Release: 1973
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 14,803

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Allen Balley Sport
Margaret Avery Actor
Myrna Hansen Virginia Coleman
Gloria Hendry Helen
Larry Lurin Carlos
Omer Jeffrey Tommy as a Boy
D'Urville Martin Rev. Rufus
Patrick McAllister Grossfield
Cecil Alonzo Motor
Val Avery Cardoza
Don Pedro Colley Crawdaddy
James Dixon Bryant
Minnie Gentry Mama Gibbs
Julius Harris Mr. Gibbs
Michael Jeffrey Joe As A Boy
Art Lund John McKinney
William Wellman Alfred Coleman
Fred Williamson Tommy Gibbs
Philip Roye Joe Washington

Technical Credits
Larry Cohen Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Richard Baker Special Effects
James Brown Score Composer
George Folsey Editor
Fenton Hamilton Cinematographer
Larry Lurin Production Designer
James Signorelli Cinematographer
Alex Vandekar Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Black Caesar
1. Chapter 1 [11:52]
2. Chapter 2 [14:04]
3. Chapter 3 [11:38]
4. Chapter 4 [12:38]
5. Chapter 5 [10:21]
6. Chapter 6 [10:10]
7. Chapter 7 [11:45]
8. Chapter 8 [12:43]
9. Chapter 9 [:12]

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