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Richard Pryor - Live and Smokin'Richard Pryor - Live and Smokin' (1971)
Feat. Richard Pryor
Seminal Richard Pryor set filmed live and uncensored at New York's Improvisation club in 1971. All the comedic hallmarks are evident even at this…
Lady Sings the BluesLady Sings the Blues (1972) Recommended
Dir. Sidney J. Furie
Feat. Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor
Diana Ross is terrific in her acting debut as famously–troubled jazz legend Billie Holiday in this flawed but fascinating biographical drama…
Saturday Night Live (TV Series)Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (SNL) (1975-1976) Recommended
Feat. Richard Pryor, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore
The legendary, long–running NBC variety show, responsible for incubating the careers of every major American comedian since 1975. Original cast…
Car WashCar Wash (1976)
Dir. Michael Schultz
Feat. Sully Boyar, Ivan Dixon, Bill Duke
A Joel Schumacher–written blaxploitation comedy that offers plenty of opportunities to thrash Rose Royce's eminently catchy pop song.
Silver StreakSilver Streak (1976) Recommended
Dir. Arthur Hiller
Feat. Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh
Considered the first and best pairing of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, this is an unusual yet relaxed mix of comedy, romance, action thriller and…
Blue CollarBlue Collar (1977) Recommended
Dir. Paul Schrader
Feat. Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Richard Pryor
As one might expect from the writer of TAXI DRIVER, dir. Schrader's debut is a gritty, tough–minded drama of macho ethics, set in the grinding…
Richard Pryor Show, TheRichard Pryor Show, The (1977)
Feat. Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard
The Richard Pryor Show features the outrageous comedian at his peak. Airing in 1977, this cutting–edge sketch comedy program dared to challenge…
California SuiteCalifornia Suite (1978)
Dir. Herbert Ross
Feat. Alan Alda, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith
Five couples converge on the Beverly Hills Hotel during ‘Oscar–week’ to play out various marital dramas. Likeable comedy assembles a…
Wiz, TheWiz, The (1978)
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor
Much maligned 'black musical' version of L. Frank Baum's classic fairytale (best known through the Judy Garland version). Here, New York City was…
Richard Pryor - Live in ConcertRichard Pryor - Live in Concert (1979) Recommended
Dir. Jeff Margolis
Feat. Richard Pryor
The ground breaking black comedian at his finest ‘standup’ moment – picking up the tradition of Lenny Bruce and stretching it into raunchy,…

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