Revue Des Revues

Revue Des Revues

Cast: Josephine Baker, André Luguet


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Barnes & Noble - Greg Fagan
St. Louis-born and Harlem-raised Paris music-hall superstar Josephine Baker (Zou Zou, Princess Tam Tam), the highest-paid entertainer of her day, is only one of the legends in this vintage 1927 collection of sexy and tres risqué performances from the notorious nightclubs of Montmartre. Serge Bromberg and Lobster Films spent ten years combing film archives worldwide to reassemble La Revue des Revues (whose lavish production numbers are color tinted using an elaborate stencil process). A cinematic time machine, it recreates Jazz Age France in all its extravagance and sensuality. Gabrielle (Helene Hallier), an ambitious but innocent would-be young chorine, trumps a music-hall publicity stunt to become the new Parisian nightclub Cinderella. But this lighter-than-champagne-bubbles story is only a pretext for La Revue des Revues's white-hot, nonstop procession of outrageously and scantily attired exotic dancers, showgirls, and acrobats, including the Tiller's Follies Girls, Ruth Zackey and the Hoffmann Girls, and danseuse russe Lila Nikolska. But it's Josephine Baker who triumphs in two showstopping numbers.

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Kino Video
[B&W, Colorized]
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Disc #1 -- La Revue Des Revues
1. Opening Titles [:08]
2. The Big Contest [5:45]
3. Les Cafés [8:38]
4. Pluck and Determination [4:58]
5. The Origies [6:47]
6. Cinderella [6:46]
7. The Audition [4:42]
8. One Night in Mexico [3:24]
9. The Golfers [5:25]
10. A Dark Cloud [2:32]
11. The Holiday Clock [6:56]
12. April Fool's Fish [3:11]
13. Plantation [4:20]
14. Impressions of Spain [2:12]
15. Tango Under the Moon [4:29]
16. A Country Inn [3:41]
17. Baker '27 [:53]
18. The Egyptian Temple [2:17]
19. Dance Sitting Down [3:32]
20. The Glories of the Navy [2:31]
21. Paris Goes Mad [3:57]
22. The Masked Man [1:26]
23. The Wedding [3:44]
24. Gaby's Intrigues [5:00]

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