Black Eye (film)

[1]Black Eye[2] is a 1974[3] neo-noir[4] action film and blaxploitation film produced by Pat Rooney,[5] directed by Jack Arnold and starring Fred Williamson.[6] The film was based on the novel Murder on the Wild Side (published in 1971) by Jeff Jacks.[7]

Black Eye
Directed byJack Arnold
Written byMark Haggard
Jeff Jacks (Novel)
StarringFred Williamson
Music byMort Garson
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • May 17, 1974 (1974-05-17)
Running time
98 mins.
CountryUnited States


A private detective[8] takes a case involving a religious cult and a movie star's death.[9][10] An LA cop, turned private detective is called to investigate the multiple murders that are all connected to a cane that was stolen, from a deceased silent movie star.[11]


Critical response

Dennis Schwartz of Ozus' World Movie Reviews wrote: "The gritty blaxploitation crime thriller gives it a good try to be in the Chandler mode.[15]

See also

Reference List

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  3. Black Eye, retrieved 2019-04-12
  4. Silver, Alain; Ward, Elizabeth; eds. (1992). Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (3rd ed.). Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press. ISBN 0-87951-479-5
  5. "Patrick Rooney". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  6. Black Eye, retrieved 2019-04-12
  7. "Jeff Jacks". IMDb. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  8. Miller, Ken. "Black Eye (1974)". IMDb. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  9. Black Eye (1974), retrieved 2019-04-11
  10. "BLACK EYE".
  11. countelvis (2016-01-10). "Black Eye (1974) Review". Bad Movies for Bad People. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  12. Retrieved 2019-04-08. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. "Rosemary Forsyth". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  14. "Teresa Graves". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  15. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-13. Retrieved 2016-09-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

[1] 14. Black Eye . Monthly Film Bulletin. FLAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database. Retrieved 2019-04-13

  1. "Black Eye (1974)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
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