Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972)

Rated PG

Based loosely on the novel, The Heat is On, by Chester Himes, Come Back Charleston Blue is the follow-up to his Cotton Comes to Harlem, which was adapted to film and released in theatres two years prior.  It features the Harlem detectives, “Coffin” Ed Johnson (Raymond St. Jacques) and “Gravedigger” Jones (Godfrey Cambridge) on another outrageous adventure to keep their community and its citizens safe from corruption.

In this film, the detectives are struggling to solve the murders of key hustlers, gangsters and traffickers, but what makes the murders bizarre are the gleaming, customized straight razors of blue steel that are left at the scenes. 

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