Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold

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Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold.jpg
Promotional film poster
Directed by Charles Bail
Written by William Tennant
"based on characters created by
Max Julien"
Starring Tamara Dobson
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates 1975
Country United States
Language English

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold is a 1975 action-adventure Blaxploitation movie starring Tamara Dobson as Cleopatra[1] It is the sequel to the 1973 film Cleopatra Jones.

Plot[edit]

The story begins with two government agents — Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson — being captured by the Dragon Lady Stella Stevens. Cleopatra Jones then travels to Hong Kong to rescue the agents. Jones pairs up with Tanny (Ni Tien) and ends up in the Dragon Lady’s casino, which in actuality, is the headquarters for her underground drug empire. Jones and Tanny use their combat skills to battle the Dragon Lady’s henchmen and rescues the agents.[2]

Cast[edit]

Max Julien, author of the source story for, and a co-producer of, the film's predecessor, Cleopatra Jones, refused to participate in the production, and instead got token credit for the story and script having been "based on characters created by" him.

Stuntmen:

Eddy Donno, Leonard William Laybourne, Alan Gibbs, Frank Orsatti

Reception[edit]

The film was not as well received as its predecessor, Cleopatra Jones, due mainly to the decline in the popularity of the blaxplotation genre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tamara Dobson, 59; Former Model Starred in `Cleopatra Jones' Movies". The Los Angeles Times. 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  2. ^ Novotny Lawrence (2008). Blaxploitation Films of the 1970s. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-96097-5. 
  3. ^ "Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 

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