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The Cool World

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
When Duke (Hampton Clayton), a 15-year-old member of the gang Royal Pythons, decides he needs a gun to survive on the streets of Harlem, he visits a local thug named Priest (Carl Lee). Utilizing first-time actors and true-life ghettos for scenery, Shirley Clarke's devastating semi-documentary dramatizes the life of young gang bangers in 1960s Harlem and transcends its narrative to deliver a vivid picture of inner city life. Based on the novel by Warren Miller.

Cast: Hampton Clayton , Yolanda Rodriguez , Bostic Felton , Gary Bolling , Carl Lee , Clarence Williams , Gloria Foster , Georgia Burke

Director: Shirley Clarke

Genres: Drama

The Cool World (1964)

Release Date: April 20th, 1964|1 hr. 45 min.

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