Come Back Charleston Blue

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Second of two underrated thrillers (the first was Cotton Comes to Harlem) inspired by Chester Himes and his ace Harlem detectives, Grave Digger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson. Black Bogarts with a natty line in upstaged Chandlerisms, the pair tangle here with murders by cut-throat razor, the resurrection of a gangster who died forty years earlier, a regally crazy old lady (wonderful performance by Gentry), and the hijacking of all the heroin in Harlem. No masterpiece, but very funny and full of bizarre touches.

By: TM


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Mark Warren
Bontche Schweig, Peggy Elliott
Godfrey Cambridge
Raymond St Jacques
Peter De Anda
Jonelle Allen
Maxwell Glanville
Minnie Gentry
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