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Cotton Comes to Harlem [videorecording]: Hell Up in Harlem

Ossie Davis; Larry Cohen; Goldwyn, Samuel, Jr; Perl, Arnold; Davis, Ossie; Arkoff, Samuel Z; Cohen, Larry; Cambridge, Godfrey; St Jacques, Raymond; Lockhart, Calvin; Pace, Judy; Foxx, Redd; Williamson, Fred; Harris, Julius W; Hendry, Gloria; Avery, Margaret; Himes, Chester B; Anderson, John; Yancy, Emily; Jacobi, Lou; Roche, Eugene; Cannon, J D;...
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Contains two feature films including "Cotton Comes to Harlem," about a couple of detectives who investigate a minister's charity campaign; and "Hell Up in Harlem," about a man who is hunted by the mob after he discovers a ledger with the names of every crooked police officer and public official on the mob's payroll.
Ossie Davis; Larry Cohen
Cotton comes to Harlem: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace, Redd Foxx, John Anderson, Emily Yancy, Lou Jacobi, Eugene Roche, J.D. Cannon.
Hell up in Harlem: Fred Williamson, Julius W. Harris, Gloria Hendry, Margaret Avery, D'Urville Martin, Tony King, Gerald Gordon.
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190 min.
Soundtrack (1) in English; soundtrack (2) in English or French; subtitles (both) in French or Spanish; closed-captioned
MPAA rating: R
  • Title from container.
  • Soul Cinema double feature -- container.
  • Cotton comes to Harlem based upon the novel by Chester Himes.
  • Originally released as motion pictures in 1970 and 1973, respectively.
  • Cotton comes to Harlem in full screen (1.33:1) format; Hell up in Harlem in 16 x 9 widescreen (1.85:1) format.
Related Title
Hell up in Harlem.
  • Cotton comes to Harlem / United Artists ; screenplay by Arnold Perl and Ossie Davis ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. ; directed by Ossie Davis (96 min.)
  • Hell up in Harlem / Orion Pictures ; American International ; Samuel Z. Arkoff presents a Larco production ; written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen (94 min.).
Director of photography, Gerald Hirschfeld (1st film), Fenton Hamilton (2nd film) ; editor, Robert Q. Lorett (1st film), Peter Honess and Franco Guerri (2nd film) ; music, Galt MacDermot (1st film), Fonce Mizell and Freddie Perren (2nd film) ; choreography, Louis Johnson (1st film).
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2009]
Publisher no.
  • 1001464 MGM Home Entertainment (Cotton comes to Harlem)
  • 1002583 MGM Home Entertainment (Hell up in Harlem)
2 videodiscs (190 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby digital mono.; NTSC region 1.
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