This is an Original UNCUT Pressbook from M.G.M. Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, measuring 8-½" x 13" with 14 pages, of ad slicks, newspaper ads, synopsis of film, biographies of cast photo images of the film, all to promote the 1973 blaxploitation MGM Metro-Goldwyn Mayer action film,

Shaft in Africa

Director: John Guillermin

Based on the characters by Ernest Tidyman

Screenplay by: Stirling Silliphant

THE Brother Man in the Motherland.

P.I. John Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work.

John Shaft is persuaded by threats of physical force, the promise of money, and the lure of a pretty tutor, to assume the identity of a native-speaking itinerant worker in Africa. His job is to help break a racket that is smuggling immigrants into Europe then exploiting them. But the villains have heard that he is on his way.

The entire cast included:

Richard Roundtree ... John Shaft
Frank Finlay ... Amafi
Vonetta McGee ... Aleme
Neda Arneric ... Jazar
Debebe Eshetu ... Wassa
Spiros Focás ... Sassari (as Spiros Focas)
Jacques Herlin ... Perreau
Jho Jhenkins ... Ziba
Willie Jonah ... Oyo
Adolfo Lastretti ... Piro
Marne Maitland ... Col. Gonder
Frank McRae ... Oziot
Zenebech Tadesse ... The Prostitute
A.V. Falana ... Ramila's Son
James E. Myers ... Williams

Great Pressbook great art, ads, and media info on this sequel cult favorite!

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!

MORE INFO ON RICHARD ROUNDTREE: Richard Roundtree was a leading man in many "blaxploitation" movies in the 1970s. He is best known for his role as John Shaft in Shaft (1971), and starred in its two sequels as well. As the 1970s and 1980s progressed he starred more in low-budget movies. He was in a few occasional high-profile, if a tad offbeat, films. Among his more notable work in that period were Escape to Athena (1979), City Heat (1984) and the socially conscious but badly received Game for Vultures (1979). Roundtree has been active in movies these days. He became popular again in the 1990s with his role in Se7en (1995), and was well received for reprising his role as the classic hero, and Samuel L. Jackson's uncle, in the 2000 remake of the film that made him a star, Shaft (2000).

Item #BMM0000923