Sirène des tropiques (La)

Sirène des tropiques (La)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 1927
Format : Feature
Running time : 70 (in minutes)

Legendary Joséphine Baker made her feature film debut in this 1927 film directed by Henri Etiévant and Mario Nalpas. The film is a rags to riches tale about a young free-spirited Antillian woman who falls in love with an explorer, and follows him to Paris. An original musical score composed by Scott Paulson supplements the film.

By Henri Etiévant et Mario Nalpas
France / 1927, black and white, silent with musical animation, 70 min

2010 | FESTIVAL Black France/Noire France, PARIS, France
* Professor Bennetta Jules-Rosette, an expert on Joséphine Baker, will introduce the film.


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