Carter's Army

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Black Brigade
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The movie cover for Black Brigade.
Written byAaron Spelling
David Kidd
Directed byGeorge McCowan
StarringStephen Boyd
Robert Hooks
Susan Oliver
Music byFred Steiner
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Aaron Spelling
Danny Thomas
Producer(s)Aaron Spelling
Shelley Hull
CinematographyArchie R. Dalzell
Editor(s)George W. Brooks
Running time70 minutes
Production company(s)Thomas/Spelling Productions
Original networkABC
Original release
  • January 27, 1970 (1970-01-27)

Black Brigade is the DVD release title of the television movie Carter's Army, which aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on January 27, 1970. The movie is a war drama that stars a host of prominent African-American film actors, including Richard Pryor, Rosey Grier, Robert Hooks, Billy Dee Williams, and Moses Gunn.[1]


A redneck officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of securing an important hydro dam in Nazi Germany. Their failure would delay the Allied advance into Germany, thus prolonging the war. These African-Americans had been relegated to cleaning latrines and therefore have little real military training, but Captain Beau Carter has no choice. He leads the rag-tag unit to secure the dam and the men reveal themselves as heroic.



It was shot on location in Mount Pinos.[2]


  1. ^ Hooks Finds Time for a Hitch in 'Mr. Carter's Army': HOOKS Knapp, Dan. Los Angeles Times 15 Sep 1969: e1.
  2. ^ INSIDE TV: Filming Under Way for 'Mr. Carter's Army' Los Angeles Times 15 Aug 1969: d20

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