Siren of the tropics [videorecording] / [presented by] La Centrale Cinèmatographique ; directed by Henrí Etievant
- The Josephine Baker collection
- Language Note:
- Silent with music and English subtitles.
- Papitou is a free-spirited, animal-loving native girl who falls in love with Andre, a sophisticated young man who has been sent to the Parisian Antilles as a prospector. She is unaware that he is betrothed to another, or that his work assignment is actually a perilous ruse concocted by his scheming boss. As the truth becomes known, Papitou finds herself pursuing Andre back to Paris.
- Audience Notes:
- MPAA rating: Not rated.
- Originally released as a motion picture in 1927.
"The supplemental material on this DVD contains scenes of nudity. Viewer discretion is advised" -- From container.
Special features: "Josephine Baker: the performer" (2005, 18 min.); "Oh, Papitou": a NY cabaret impresario performs a musical number written for 'Siren of the tropics'; Josephine at the Folies Bergère; "The Charleston" - song and performance; A Folies Bergère stills gallery; the memoirs of Josephine Baker includes rare behind-the-scenes video clip and the 'Memoir illustrations: a stills gallery".
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Music composer, Donald Sosin.
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Joséphine Baker, Pierre Batcheff, Georges Melchior.
- Technical Details:
- DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation.
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