Together For Days (lost Samuel L. Jackson film; 1972)


Together For Days/Black Cream
Poster for the film.
Poster for the film.
Status Lost

Together For Days, also known as Black Cream, is a 1972 independent film directed by Michael Schultz, starring Clifton Davis, Lois Chiles and the first screen appearance of Samuel L. Jackson.

Plot and Production

The plot deals with interracial romance between a black man and a white woman and the reaction by their friends and family.

The film was shot entirely on location in Atlanta and is notable mainly for featuring the debut of Samuel L. Jackson in a supporting role.

In addition, it apparently featured a shock ending described by one critic as, "so staunch and so real, it [would] blow all my staunch black sisters' minds," though it is unclear what exactly it involved.

Status

Apart from this, not much else is known about Together For Days or how it may have drifted into obscurity the way it did. It is unknown if the original masters still exist of if they have been destroyed.

Jackson himself jokingly claimed during an interview on The Tonight Show in 2010 that he was glad that no one, including host Jay Leno, had been able to locate a copy.

In 2017, in a Wired video, Jackson mentioned the movie again, telling "Don't go looking for it", referring either to its quality or rarity. Oddly enough, he says that the film stars Calvin Lockhart, who is not credited as having acted in it in any source (although Jackson could have simply misremembered).

Ultimately, it is rather unlikely that the film will ever see any sort of re-release.

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Reynard

16 months ago
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It's episode 47 of season 18 of the "Tonight Show", by the way... but I can't find anywhere where to watch it so I can see Samuel L Jackson's talking about the movie.
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Reynard

16 months ago
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Never mind, found it, give thanks to kobochat! :)

http://www.d...o-int_webcam
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SixteenMillimeter

11 months ago
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I've been lurking on this website for 2 years and when I finally get the guts to register and make an article I find out it already exists! Hahaha! Sorry about that!
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ThatGamingAsshole

5 months ago
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Does anyone have any idea what the twist ending is?

The only logical thing I could imagine is that it turns out the guy is actually white in black face. That sounds absurd but, really, what else could it be? This isn't Jacob's Ladder so the ending simply must be less mundane and not supernatural.

Actually in retrospect, the title "Black Cream" might imply my guess is right. Anyone have any information one way or the other?
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Kobochat

3 months ago
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He mentioned it again in this new video: https://www....=kSVQtlQtxCs

Not really any new info, but he does say "Don't go looking for it." Also, he interestingly says the movie stars Calvin Lockhart, but I'm assuming he's just misremembering since he was answering questions on the spot...
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Mrkoolnerd

3 months ago
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also it's blaxploitation film i think that means it's very racist
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Reynard

3 months ago
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You "THINK"? Have you watched any?
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Mrkoolnerd

3 months ago
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no reynard i haven't
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Mrkoolnerd

3 months ago
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black cream is the name of a re-release of it so it was released at least twice
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Anonymous user #1

5 days ago
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Watch this page - developments in the works. The Film, the Negative, a Trailer, a few publicity stills, the script, etc...have been uncovered/located in the last couple of years. No more details for the time being.
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