The Harder They Come

Jimmy Cliff (starring)
Perry Henzell (director, screenwriter)
Trevor D. Rhone (screenwriter)

London: Island Records, 1972. 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 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, and whose soundtrack played a key role in popularizing reggae music worldwide.

Set and shot on location in Kingston, Jamaica.

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

Criterion Collection 83.
Howard, Blaxploitation Cinema, p. 50, 150.

[Book #149479]