Black Samson

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Black Samson
Directed byCharles Bail
Produced byDaniel Cady
Written byDaniel B. Cady (story)
Warren Hamilton Jr.
StarringRockne Tarkington
William Smith
Carol Speed
Connie Strickland
Music byAllen Toussaint
CinematographyHenning Schellerup
Edited byDuane Hartzell
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
August 16, 1974
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States

Black Samson is a 1974 American blaxploitation film, starring Rockne Tarkington, Carol Speed, William Smith and Connie Strickland. The film was written by Daniel B. Cady and Warren Hamilton Jr., directed by Charles Bail and released by Warner Bros.


Armed with a quarterstaff and a pet lion, noble nightclub owner Samson does his best to keep his neighborhood clean of crime and drugs. When vicious mobster Johnny Nappa tries to muscle in on Samson's territory, Samson takes a stand against Nappa and his flunkies.


  • Rockne Tarkington as Samson
  • William Smith as Johnny Nappa
  • Connie Strickland as Tina
  • Carol Speed as Leslie
  • Michael Payne as Arthur
  • Joe Tornatore as Harry
  • Titos Vandis as Joseph Nappa
  • Napoleon Whiting as Old Henry
  • John Alderman as Michael Briggs
  • Fred Scheiwiller as Charlie Frisco
  • Ernest Robinson as Ragamuffin
  • Nick Dimitri as Milo
  • Ken Bell as C.T
  • Junero Jennings as Shine
  • Marvin Walters as Junkie

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