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Black Brigade
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The movie cover for Black Brigade.
Genre Drama
Written by Aaron Spelling
David Kidd
Directed by George McCowan
Starring Stephen Boyd
Robert Hooks
Susan Oliver
Music by Fred Steiner
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Aaron Spelling
Danny Thomas
Producer(s) Aaron Spelling
Shelley Hull
Cinematography Archie R. Dalzell
Editor(s) George W. Brooks
Running time 70 minutes
Production company(s) Thomas/Spelling Productions
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
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.


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.


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