Cotton Comes to Harlem

Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)

Harlem's African-American population is being ripped off by the Rev. Deke O'Malley, who dishonestly claims that small donations will secure parcels of land in Africa. When New York City police officers Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson look into O'Malley's scam, they learn that the cash is being smuggled inside a bale of cotton. However, the police, O'Malley, and lots of others find themselves scrambling when the money goes missing.

  • Ossie Davis
  • Arnold Perl
  • Chester Himes
  • Ossie Davis
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  • Views: 1
  • Release Date: 1970-05-27
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 97
  • Budget: $1,200,000

Redd Foxx

Uncle Bud / Booker Washington Sims

J.D. Cannon


Godfrey Cambridge

Gravedigger Jones

Calvin Lockhart

Rev. Deke O'Malley

Lou Jacobi


Raymond St. Jacques

Coffin Ed Johnson

John Anderson

Capt. Bryce

Eugene Roche

Lt. Anderson
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