Zou Zou tries to help her childhood friend prove his innocence after he's accused of murder.

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Jean
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Papa Melé
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Illa Meery ...
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Saint-Lévy
Madeleine Guitty ...
Josette
Claire Gérard ...
Mme Vallée
Marcel Vallée ...
M. Trompe
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As children, Zouzou and Jean are paired in a traveling circus as twins: she's dark, he's light. After they've grown, he treats her as if she were his sister, but she's in love with him. In Paris, he's a music hall electrician, she's a laundress who delivers clean underwear to the hall. She introduces him to Claire, her friend at work, and the couple fall in love. Jean conspires to get the show's star out of town and for the theater manager to see the high-spirited Zouzou perform. When Jean's accused of murder and Zouzou needs money to mount his defense, she pleads to go on stage. Her talents may save the show, but can anything save her dream of life with Jean? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Jean: Love is like electricity. For it to work you need contact.
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Haiti
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Music by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Georges Koger and Émile Audifredd
Sung by Josephine Baker
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Worth seeing for historical interest
7 March 2001 | by (Columbia, South Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

This isn't a very good movie, even by the standards of its time. And Josephine Baker only hints at what made her a legend. But it's worth seeing just to get a glimpse of this great performer who, against overwhelming odds, prevailed against the endemic racism of her time by leaving the US and going to Paris, where she became a star. It's too bad more of her performances aren't preserved on film.


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