Black Samson

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Black Samson
Directed by Charles Bail
Produced by Daniel Cady
Written by Daniel B. Cady (story)
Warren Hamilton Jr.
Starring Rockne Tarkington
William Smith
Connie Strickland
Music by Allen Toussaint
Cinematography Henning Schellerup
Edited by Duane Hartzell
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
August 1974
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Black Samson is a 1974 American blaxploitation film, starring Rockne Tarkington, 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.


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 brave 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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