MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,248 this week

Princesse Tam-Tam (1935)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 275 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 3 critic

A French novelist passes off a African shepherdess as a princess.

Director:

(as Edmond T. Greville)

Writers:

(scenario), (dialogue)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 101 titles
created 10 Feb 2013
 
a list of 605 titles
created 08 Jul 2013
 
a list of 367 titles
created 29 Aug 2013
 
a list of 175 titles
created 21 Sep 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Princesse Tam-Tam (1935)

Princesse Tam-Tam (1935) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Princesse Tam-Tam.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Sheik (1921)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A charming Arabian sheik becomes infatuated with an adventurous, modern-thinking Englishwoman and abducts her to his home in the Saharan desert.

Director: George Melford
Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Ruth Miller
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the doomed Roman city, a gentle blacksmith becomes a corrupt gladiator, while his son leans toward Christianity.

Directors: Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper
Stars: Preston Foster, Basil Rathbone, Alan Hale
Happiness (1935)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse, and a walking granary (among other things) on his road to collectivized happiness.

Director: Aleksandr Medvedkin
Stars: Pyotr Zinovyev, Yelena Yegorova, Nikolai Cherkasov
La bandera (1935)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Pierre Gilieth has committed a murder in Paris. He flees to Barcelona, where he runs out of money. So he joins the Spanish Foreign Legion. He meets there two fellow countrymen, Mulot and ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Annabella, Jean Gabin, Robert Le Vigan
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband.

Director: Laslo Benedek
Stars: Scott Brady, Richard Rober, K.T. Stevens
Moulin Rouge (1940)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Directors: André Hugon, Yves Mirande
Stars: Lucien Baroux, René Dary, Annie France
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Joe Francis
Stars: Josephine Baker, Leon Barte, Rosa Blang
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: J. Walter Ruben
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur, Chester Morris
A Couple (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Jean-Pierre Mocky
Stars: Juliette Mayniel, Jean Kosta, Christian Duvaleix
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Successful songwriter falls for society girl who is just playing around. He doesn't realize that his girl-Friday is the one he really loves until it is almost too late. Although he is ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Lawrence Gray, Wynne Gibson, Judith Wood
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

California's gold dicovery in 1848 draws a "tide of empire" to the area, which becomes ripe for bandits.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Renée Adorée, Tom Keene, George Fawcett
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Alwina
Albert Préjean ...
Max de Mirecourt (as Albert Prejean)
Robert Arnoux ...
Coton
Germaine Aussey ...
Lucie de Mirecourt
Georges Péclet ...
Dar (as Georges Peclet)
Viviane Romance ...
Lucie's Friend
Jean Galland ...
Maharajah of Datane
Edit

Storyline

Max de Mirecourt, celebrated French novelist, takes a vacation from his social-butterfly wife in Tunisia, where he meets beautiful Alwina, a barefoot hill shepherdess. To cure his writer's block, Max casts Alwina as heroine in a real-life 'Pygmalion' story. She reacts to civilized ways and emotions with charming simplicity. Now Max, stung by reports of his wife's affair with a dark-skinned maharajah, has the idea of launching Alwina in Paris society as a princess. Will civilization spoil her wild charms? Who will pair off with whom? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 November 1935 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Princess Tam-Tam  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

An advertising poster for this film is pictured on one stamp of a set of five 42¢ USA commemorative postage stamps honoring Vintage Black Cinema, issued 16 July 2008. Other films honored in this set are Black and Tan (1929), The Sport of the Gods (1921), Caldonia (1945), and Hallelujah (1929). See more »

Connections

Edited into Moulin Rouge (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Sous Le Ciel d'Afrique
Sung and Danced by Josephine Baker
Written by André de Badet and Jacques Belasco
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Mildly interesting French romance starring Josephine Baker

Ron Oliver's review on these pages will certainly suffice for the plot lines. This mix of Pygmalion with the old jealousy plot to win back the affections of a philandering spouse makes for rather dull viewing. The editing attempts a sophistication with its various geometric wipes that the film itself lacks. Other editing cuts are abrupt and choppy. The attempts to film a Busby Berkeley-like musical number fall flat in that both the choreographer and director lack understanding of the fluid continuity in Berkeley's numbers and the building of themes within them. In TAM TAM, we get short, choppy posings rather than dancing - that have no relation to one another (as with Baker's earlier film, ZOU ZOU in its big production number).

This aside, Baker does a decent acting job - she is natural, but she is not a trained actress and the camera does not fall in love with her. She does have a vivacious personality and her smile is a killer. One can see why she only made a handful of films- cinema was not her forte; the live stage was.

Here, as in ZOU ZOU, she sings two songs - those in this production are REVES and SOUS LE CIEL D'AFRIQUE. Nicely done.

Neither ZOU ZOU nor PRINCESSE TAM TAM are good films, and their only value is in preserving the movements, face and voice of Josephine Baker. Her dancing here disappoints. I am still a fan, first and foremost, of her vocal recordings. They perfectly capture an era, soon to disappear forever, of jazz, champagne and romance.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Script of Princess Tam Tam ubug-1
Discuss Princesse Tam-Tam (1935) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?