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Princesse Tam Tam

  • Film

Time Out says

Gréville had a cinematically adventurous side, but principally he was one of the most dedicated crumpeteers ever to direct even a French movie, and his horrible predicament here was to be assigned a spectacularly sexual leading lady who, because she was black, he was required to de-eroticise. Baker plays a Bedouin beggar taken up, rather as a pet, by wealthy novelist Préjean (a straight-looking Edward Everett Horton, of scant appeal today). He introduces her to the glamorous complications of Paris, she falls unrequitedly (well, of course) in love, ho-hum. From first shot (close-up of a slapped face) to last (a donkey munching a copy of Civilisation) Gréville keeps things on the boil, but still - a no-win situation from everybody's point of view.
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Release Details

  • Duration:76 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Edmond T Gréville
  • Screenwriter:Yves Mirande, Pepito Abatino
  • Cast:
    • Germaine Aussey
    • Viviane Romance
    • Albert Préjean
    • Josephine Baker
    • Robert Arnoux
    • Jean Galland
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