Black Rose of Harlem Film Details
Overview: A tragic love story set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1920’s Chicago jazz clubs. Georgia, a beautiful black singer catches the eye of mobster Johnny Varona. But Johnny is betrothed …
Review: It’s ironic when Joe Viterelli as the Godfather-type keeps telling Nick Cassavetes as the trusted henchman that he’s “smart” after he’s just said some of the most simple-minded suggestions ever heard in New York. Idiotic Italians abound (and it’s quite derogatory–Frank Sinatra was right about these stupid, endless Mafia movies) in this black vs. white Romeo and Juliet story. The “jazz” is imitative and lousy, but Lawrence Monoson is quite enjoyable as the sleazy bad guy. Overall, a minus for Roger Corman as producer.
Duration: 87 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Also known as: Czarna róża z Harlemu,Machine Gun Blues,La rosa negra de Harlem,Pistol Blues,A Rosa Negra do Harlem,Harlem fekete rózsája,Black Rose of Harlem