The Harder They Come

London: Island Records, 1972. Collection of three vintage matte-finish studio still photographs from the 1972 film.

Loosely based on the early years of real-life Jamaican outlaw Rhyging, who rose to prominence as a folk hero in the 1940s. Ska and reggae musician James "Jimmy" Cliff's film debut, in which Cliff stars as a young man from rural Jamaica who moves to Kingston with dreams of fame and fortune as a singer, but is waylaid by corrupt record producers and criminal enterprises. One of the first films to feature black Jamaicans speaking Jamaican Patois, often credited with introducing the world outside of the island to reggae.

Set and shot on location in Kingston, Jamaica.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, lightly and evenly toned.

Criterion Collection 83.


[Book #149479]

Price: $675.00