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The Legend of Nigger Charley (1972)

A slave kills a white man in self-defense and heads West towards freedom, pursued by a professional slave hunter.

Director:

Martin Goldman

Writers:

James Bellah (story), Martin Goldman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Williamson ... Nigger Charley
D'Urville Martin ... Toby
Don Pedro Colley ... Joshua
Thomas Anderson Thomas Anderson ... Shadow
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Sheriff Rhinehart
Alan Gifford ... Hill Carter
Will Hussung Will Hussung ... Dr. Saunders
Gertrude Jeannette Gertrude Jeannette ... Theo
Fred Lerner ... Ollokot
Marcia McBroom ... Leda
Bill Moor Bill Moor ... Walker
Tricia O'Neil ... Sarah Lyons
Tom Pemberton Tom Pemberton ... Willie
Keith Prentice Keith Prentice ... Niles Fowler
Douglas Rowe ... Dewey Lyons (as Doug Rowe)
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Storyline

A slave kills a white man in self-defense and heads West towards freedom, pursued by a professional slave hunter.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Somebody warn the West. Nigger Charley ain't running no more.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1972 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Black Charley See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)
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Trivia

A.K.A. The Legend of Black Charley. (Via Bounce TV, 1:30AM-3:30AM, 07/06/15) See more »

Connections

Followed by The Soul of Nigger Charley (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

The Legend of Nigger Charley
Music and Lyrics by John Bennings
Sung by Lloyd Price
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key word here is "legend"
2 December 1999 | by taylr41See all my reviews

This is one blackploitation film with no redeeming value. Slave gets beaten one too many times, escapes, and becomes a wild west outlaw, feared and despised by every white man in his path. And why not? Once Charley has the upper hand , he proves to be just pyschotic, sadistic, and brutal as was his former masters. Very dated movie and concept, hence the name of the film. Appealed to the "lets get even in 1.5 hours for 400 years of oppression", mentality that pervaded the thoughts of a good number of African Americans when this film was released in 1972, now it just seems like a rather silly and unnecessary flick in the 90's


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