Cotton Comes to Harlem: Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips back to Africa to the poor on the installment plan. When his truck is hijacked and a bale of cotton stuffed with money is lost in the chase, Harlem is turned upside down by Gravedigger and Coffin Ed, the Reverend, and the hijackers. Much of the humor is urban black, which was unusual in 1970.
Director : Ossie Davis
Cast : Al Fann, Albert Hall, Anthony Chisholm, Arnold Williams, Calvin Lockhart, Cleavon Little, Emily Yancy, Eugene Roche, Frederick O'Neal, Gertrude Jeannette, Gilbert Lewis, Godfrey Cambridge, Helen Martin, JD Cannon, John Anderson, Jonelle Allen, Judy Pace, Lawrence Cook, Lee Steele, Leonardo Cimino, Lisle Wilson, Lou Jacobi, Maxwell Glanville, Melba Moore, Raymond St Jacques, Redd Foxx, Stanley Greene, Teddy Wilson, Tommy Lane, Tony Brubaker, Turk Turpin, Vernee Watson-Johnson, Vinnette Carroll, Wally Taylor