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Writers:
André Cerf (idea by)
Pierre Lestringuez (scenario)
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19 March 1927 (France) See more »
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Shot in three days, this surreal, erotic silent short shows a native white girl teaching a futuristic African airman the Charleston dance. | Add synopsis »
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She can't dance, don't ask her... See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Catherine Hessling ... Parisian Savage
Johnny Hudgins ... African Explorer
Pierre Braunberger ... Angel
André Cerf ... Angel
Pierre Lestringuez ... Angel

Jean Renoir ... Angel

Directed by
Jean Renoir 
 
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André Cerf  idea by
Pierre Lestringuez  scenario

Produced by
Pierre Braunberger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Clement Doucet 
 
Cinematography by
Jean Bachelet 
 

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Also Known As:
"Sur un air de Charleston" - France (original title)
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17 min
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
She can't dance, don't ask her..., 17 July 2007
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

Made with film stock left over from the production of Nana, 1927's Sur un Air de Charleston is described as a holiday film for all concerned, and that's the best way to view it. Jean Renoir seems never to have thought enough of it to even edit the footage together. The plot is a simple reversion of racial stereotypes – in 2028 a black explorer travels to a post-holocaust Paris where a white native girl teaches him the Charleston (naturally he assumes she's a savage whose dancing is a prelude to her eating him before giving in to the seductive beat of 'White Aborigine' music). There are plenty of surreal touches, be it the pet gorilla eating the flowers in Catherine Hessling's hair, the angels the girl telephones (Renoir and producer Pierre Braunberger among them) or the fact that black performer Johnny Huggins plays his part in minstrel blackface while Hessling's dancing ability is almost completely nonexistent, and there are some interesting occasional experiments with slow motion, but there's not really enough to sustain it for two reels. An additional air of surrealism is provided by the fact that this silent musical has absolutely no score at all on Lions Gate's new DVD…

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