Solomon King [Black Agent Lucky King]

Sal Watts (director, screenwriter, starring)
Jack Bomay (director)
Jim Alston (story)
James Watts, Samaki Bennett, Claudio Russo (starring)

N.p. N.p., 1974. Vintage two-color one sheet poster for the 1974 film, here under its original release title, "Black Agent Lucky King."

Former Oakland Channel 20 television talk show host, Sal Watts, in response to complaints from his audience about current black action films, was determined to make a quality motion picture for African American audiences. The result was "Solomon King," which Watts produced, wrote, co-directed, and starred, a first for an independent black producer. Believed lost, this obscure Blaxploitation classic is scheduled for restoration and re-release from Deaf Crocodile Films in 2022.

Ex-Green Beret Solomon King (Watts) vows vengeance when his former lover, Princess Oneeba is murdered by Arab agents from the country she once escaped. With the aid of several fellow Vietnam veterans, brother Maney King, and CIA agent O'Malley, King plans a commando raid into the Arab country to kill the hit man. Featuring a cameo from Watt's friend, baseball player Tito Fuentes.

Set in Oakland, California and an undisclosed Arab nation, shot on location in Oakland, California.

27 x 41 inches, folded as issued. Very Good, with pinholes, some creasing and soiling, two modest closed tears, three small chips, and an annotation in manuscript ink on the outer middle right margin.

Howard, Blaxploitation Cinema, p. 195.

[Book #155950]