• Cotton Comes to Harlem (1995)

Cotton Comes to Harlem

Release Date: October 5th, 1995

DVD Release Date: January 9th, 2001

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

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

Cast: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Calvin Lockhart, Judy Pace, Redd Foxx, Emily Yancy, Cleavon Little

Director: Ossie Davis

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Formosa Productions

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Investigation , 1970s , Rescue , Rousing , Pursuit