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The Resource Cotton comes to Harlem, United Artists ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. ; screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis ; directed by Ossie Davis, (DVD)

Cotton comes to Harlem, United Artists ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. ; screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis ; directed by Ossie Davis, (DVD)

Label
Cotton comes to Harlem
Title
Cotton comes to Harlem
Statement of responsibility
United Artists ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. ; screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis ; directed by Ossie Davis
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
St. Jacques is Coffin Ed Johnson and Cambridge is Gravedigger Jones, black cops who suspect preacher Lockhart's back-to-Africa campaign is a swindle. Neatly combines action and comedy
Cataloging source
JHE
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Gerald Hirschfeld ; art director, Manuel Gerard ; editor, Robert Q. Lovett ; music, Galt MacDermot
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
Soundtrack in English; viewer may choose French or Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C66 2001
PerformerNote
Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace, Redd Foxx, John Anderson, Emily Yancy, Lou Jacobi, Eugene Roche, J.D. Cannon
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1926-
  • 1929-1976
  • 1930-
  • 1934-
  • 1946-
  • 1922-1991
  • 1928-
  • 1922-
  • 1909-1984
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goldwyn, Samuel
  • Perl, Arnold
  • Davis, Ossie
  • Cambridge, Godfrey
  • St. Jacques, Raymond
  • Lockhart, Calvin
  • Pace, Judy
  • Foxx, Redd
  • Anderson, John
  • Yancy, Emily
  • Jacobi, Lou
  • Roche, Eugene
  • Cannon, J. D.
  • Hirschfeld, Gerald
  • Gerard, Manuel
  • Lovett, Robert Q
  • MacDermot, Galt
  • Himes, Chester B.
  • United Artists Corporation
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
96
Series statement
Soul cinema
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Coffin Ed (Fictitious character)
  • Jones, Grave Digger (Fictitious character)
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Cotton comes to Harlem, United Artists ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. ; screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis ; directed by Ossie Davis, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1970
  • Based upon the novel "Back to Africa" by Chester Himes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm45793829
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (96 min.)
Isbn
9780792848288
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616857842
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1001464
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 866461
System details
DVD, Region 1; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Cotton comes to Harlem, United Artists ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. ; screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis ; directed by Ossie Davis, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1970
  • Based upon the novel "Back to Africa" by Chester Himes
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm45793829
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (96 min.)
Isbn
9780792848288
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616857842
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1001464
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 866461
System details
DVD, Region 1; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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