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Parisian Pleasures

5.7
28
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Original title
La revue des revues
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Joe Francis, Clément Vautel
Music
Taranta-Babu
Cinematography
Jimmy Berliet, Maurice Guillemin (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Alex Nalpas
Genre
Musical | Dancing. Silent Film
Synopsis / Plot
Gabrielle, 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, non-stop 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, "the high priestess of primitivism", who triumphs in two show stopping numbers in which "her clownish backfield-in-motion Charleston shimmy is unlike anything else in the movie and perhaps unlike anything anyone ever did".
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