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1970-1974

Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)

Directed by Bob Kelljan. Cast:Cast:William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier,Michael Conrad, Bernie Hamilton, RichardLawson. Mamuwalde, a distinguished Africanprince, was bitten--and renamed Blacula--byCount Dracula in the 18th century. Hiscurrent incarnation among jive-talking WestCoast dudes and their ladies is not greatlyto his taste. Despite the many pleasures ofmodernity, his only real interest is to gethimself back where and when he came from.To this end, he enlists the aid of Lisa, avoodoo priestess of high repute to liberatehim from his curse. 96 min.

Shaft (1971)

Director, Gordon Parks. Cast: Cast:Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, GwennMitchell, Christopher St. John, CharlesCioffi. Richard Roundtree plays JohnShaft, the steely private eye who takeson the mob. 98 min. ;
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Awards &HonorsNationalFilm RegistrySelection
Awards &Honors NationalFilm RegistrySelection

Shaft in Africa (1973)

Directed by John Guillermin. Cast:Richard Roundtree, Vonetta McGee, FrankFinlay, Neda Arneric, Debebe Eshetu.Detective John Shaft is persuaded bydiplomats at the United Nations to trackdown a slave-trading operation. He travelsundercover from Africa to France to catch aring exploiting illegal immigrant labor.This is the third film in the Shaft series.112 min. Credits and other information from the InternetMovie Database

Sheba, Baby (1975)

Directed by William Girdler. Pam Grier,Austin Stoker, D'Urville Martin, RudyChallenger, Dick Merrifield, ChristopherJoy, Charles Kissinger, Charles Broaddus.Private eye, Sheba Shayne, is called on tohelp keep her father from losing hisbusiness to the mob. 91 min.Credits and other information from the InternetMovie Database
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Super Fly (1972)

Directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. Cast: RonO'Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier,Julius Harris, Charles MacGregor, NateAdams, Polly Niles. Tale of a Harlemdrug dealer, Priest, who wants out ofcocaine-dealing but a drug kingpin doesnot want Priest to stop. He sets up onelast big drug deal before he retires,but is thwarted by double-crossers,murder and revenge. 93 min.
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Sweet Sweetback's Baad AsssssSong (1971)

Directed by Melvyn Van Peebles. Cast:Melvin van Peebles, Simon Chuckster, HubertScales, Niva Rochelle, Rhetta Hughes, BrerSoul, John Dullaghan. Presents the story ofa professional sex-show stud who kills twowhite policeman who are beating up a blackyouth. Presents the story of a professionalsex-show stud who kills two white policemenwho are beating up a black youth. Directedby Melvin Van Peebles. 97 min. ; Credits and other information from the InternetMovie Database

The Mack (1973)

Directed by Michael Campus. Cast: MaxJulien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor,Carol Speed, Roger E. Mosley, WilliamC. Watson, George Murdock, DickWilliams, Juanita Moore, Paul Harris,Hernandez, Kai, Annazette Chase, SandraBrown, Junero Jennings, Lee Duncan, StuGilliam, David Mauro, ChristopherBrooks, John Vick, Norma McClure, FritzFord, Robert Munk, Frank Ward, TedWard, Willie Ward, Andrew Ward,Roosevelt Taylor, Jay Payton, theSisters Love, the Ballads, theUptights.

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