Carter's Army

Carter's Army

Black Brigade
The movie cover for Black Brigade.
Directed by George McCowan
Produced by Aaron Spelling
Written by Aaron Spelling
David Kidd
Starring Stephen Boyd
Robert Hooks
Susan Oliver
Music by Fred Steiner
Distributed by American Broadcasting Company
  • January 27, 1970 (1970-01-27)
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Black Brigade is the DVD release title of the television movie Carter's Army, which aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on January 27, 1970. The movie is a war drama that stars a host of prominent African-American film actors, including Richard Pryor, Rosie Grier, Robert Hooks, Billy Dee Williams, and Moses Gunn.


A redneck officer (Stephen Boyd) is put in charge of a squad of all black troops charged with the mission of securing an important hydro dam in Nazi Germany. Their failure would delay the Allied advance into Germany, thus prolonging the war. These African-Americans had been relegated to cleaning latrines and therefore have little real military training, but Captain Beau Carter has no choice. He leads the rag-tag unit to secure the dam and the men reveal themselves as heroic.


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