BLACK ROSE OF HARLEM (aka: MACHINE GUN BLUES) is a tedious low- budget gangster drama, with Cynda Williams as a black nightclub singer who falls for Italian mob enforcer Nick Cassavetes in 1931 Harlem.
Georgia Freeman (Williams) is a singer in a Harlem nightclub that Italian mob boss Costanza (Joe Viterelli) wants to take over. Costanza visits the club with his henchmen, Johnny (Nick Cassavetes) and Joey (Lawrence Monoson). Georgia and Johnny make eyes at each other.
Club co-owner Fry Wisdom (Garrett Morris) refuses to pay protection money to Costanza, and Joey shoots him dead. In the ensuing gunfight, Johnny saves Costanza's life. In gratitude, Costanza make...