Cool Breeze

W. R. Burnett (novel)
Barry Pollack (director, screenwriter)
Thalmus Rasulala, Jim Watkins, Judy Pace (starring)

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1972. Collection of seven black and white studio still photographs from the 1972 film.

Loosely based on the 1950 film "The Asphalt Jungle," which was in turn based on W. R. Burnett's 1949 novel. A former inmate decides to gather a gang of criminals to execute a diamond heist, in the hopes of using the profits to start a community bank for black-owned businesses.

Set in Los Angeles and San Quentin.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.

Lee, The Heist Film. Parish and Hill 66. Spicer US Neo-Noir.
Howard, Blaxploitation Cinema, p. 69, 119-121.

[Book #150658]