From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Black Caesar (1973, USA) is a Blaxploitation-Crime film directed by Larry Cohen. Followed by Hell Up In Harlem
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- Included in: The Baadasssss Blaxploitation Top 20
- Featured on: TCM Underground
- Featured in: Afros, Macks & Zodiacs | American Grindhouse | BaadAsssss Cinema | Drive In Delirium: Hi Def Hysteria - 60s & 70s Savagery (BluRay)
- Released in 1973
- Runtime: 88 min
- Production Co: American International Pictures, Larco Productions
- Distribution Co: American International Pictures (1973) (USA) (theatrical)
- Written and Directed by Larry Cohen
- Starring: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund
- Produced by Larry Cohen, James Dixon, Peter Sabiston, Janelle Webb (as Janelle Cohen), Benjamin Fisz (uncredited), Kenneth Rive
- Original Music by James Brown, Lyn Collins, Fred Wesley
- Cinematography by Fenton Hamilton
- Film Editing by George Folsey Jr.
- Raised in Harlem, Tommy Gibbs becomes a successful mob boss but he clashes with the rival Mafia and his old enemy, dirty cop McKinney.
Also Known As
- Black Caesar - Der Pate von Harlem (Germany)
- Black Caesar - Il Padrino nero (Italy)
- Black Max - Der Pate von Harlem (Germany)
- Der Pate von Harlem (Germany)
- Die Ratte von Harlem (Germany)
- El Padrino de Harlem (Spain)
- Heisse Hölle Harlem (Germany)
- The Godfather of Harlem (UK)
- Hail Caesar, Godfather of Harlem...The Cat with the .45-Caliber Claws!
- "Compelling. Exciting. Black Caesar has authentic power!"