SHAFT (1971)

 

A film by Gordon Parks.

Cast: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cloffi.

John Shaft is the ultimate in suave black detectives. He first finds himself up against Bumpy, the leader of the Black crime mob, then against Black nationals, and finally working with both against the White Mafia who are trying to blackmail Bumpy by kidnapping his daughter. I saw that one on TCM . It is convincing private eye And i do love those films about private eye and this one is a good one at that. okay in the 40’s they were more a few private eye film that were great. But this one stand out. Gordon Parks is the first black director to direct for a major studio. Here is a good action/private eye film at its best.

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