MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,357 this week

Siren of the Tropics (1927)
"La sirène des tropiques" (original title)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 107 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 1 critic

Marquis Sévéro, a rich, lazy Parisian, wants to divorce his wife so that he can marry his own goddaughter Denise. But Denise herself loves André Berval, an engineer employed by the marquis.... See full summary »

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 126 titles
created 07 Mar 2012
 
a list of 350 titles
created 24 Aug 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
a list of 146 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 
a list of 691 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Siren of the Tropics (1927)

Siren of the Tropics (1927) 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 Siren of the Tropics.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Erik Ode
Stars: Germaine Damar, Erich Auer, Loni Heuser
Carmen (1926)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Jacques Feyder
Stars: Raquel Meller, Fred Louis Lerch, Gaston Modot
The Josephine Baker Story (TV Movie 1991)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson
Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Allan has a hard time finding the Usher's house, which is known to be cursed... But he is a personal friend of Roderick Usher, who lives with his sick wife Madeline and a doctor. Roderick ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Epstein
Stars: Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Slavery tears apart a black family in the South before the start of the Civil War.

Director: Harry A. Pollard
Stars: Margarita Fischer, James B. Lowe, Arthur Edmund Carewe
El bruto (1953)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A tough young man, who helps to kick poor people out of their houses, falls in love with a girl. She lives with her father in the building about to be demolished.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Katy Jurado, Rosa Arenas
Hallelujah (1929)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine
Certificate: GP Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Louis Mahe is a tobacco planter at Reunion Island. He is waiting for Julie Roussel to marry her. He only knows her by mail. The woman that comes does not like the picture he got, but he ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nelly Borgeaud
Destiny (1921)
Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Bernhard Goetzke
L'Age d'Or (1930)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted, by their families, the Church and bourgeois society.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Joe Francis, Max Obal
Stars: Claire Rommer, Carl Auen, Josephine Baker
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Oscar Micheaux
Stars: Andrew Bishop, Lawrence Chenault, Shingzie Howard
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Papitou
Pierre Batcheff ...
André Berval
Régina Dalthy ...
La marquise Severo
Regina Thomas ...
Denise
Georges Melchior ...
Le comte Severo
Kiranine ...
Le régisseur Alvarez
Adolphe Candé ...
Le directeur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Alex
Colette Borelli
Janine Borelli
Jean Borelli
Pierre Hot
Edit

Storyline

Marquis Sévéro, a rich, lazy Parisian, wants to divorce his wife so that he can marry his own goddaughter Denise. But Denise herself loves André Berval, an engineer employed by the marquis. Filled with jealousy, the marquis sends André to the Antilles, to prospect some land he has just acquired. He promises André that he can marry Denise if he is successful in the tropics, but he then writes to Alvarez, his manager at the site, asking him to prevent André from ever returning to France. The brutal Alvarez forms an instant hatred for André when the engineer breaks up Alvarez's attempt to rape Papitou, a beautiful native girl. Papitou becomes devoted to André, and protects him against Alvarez's schemes. But she faces a crisis herself when she learns that André plans to marry Denise. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

marquis | girl | france | native | jealousy | See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 February 1928 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Sereia Negra  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Triplets of Belleville (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Topic About The Tropics

During the 20's, the Weimar nights were fabulous, full of exciting and decadent cabarets in which this German count spent many glorious soirées but it is fair to say that also in Paris, the Parisians knew how to have fun.

Dame Josephine Baker, Amerikan from birth, French by adoption, was the indisputable queen, a legend of the Parisian nights during the 20's, an enormous singer and entertainer that did delight the French bourgeoisie during the past century.

Dame Josephine Baker had a short film career, appearing from time to time in some films and, as it happens, in "La Revue Des Revues" recently reviewed by this German count. "La Sirène Des Tropiques, a film directed hand-in-hand by Herr Mario Nalpas and Herr Henri Étiévant, was her first full-length film as leading actress.

The most important aspect of "La Sirène Des Tropiques" is that it is a film with Dame Baker and this is the perfect excuse to watch this film. For Dame Baker fans or for ignorant longhaired youngsters who still don't know her, that's the most attractive aspect of the work because, in artists terms, the film it is an absolute failure.

The plot's topic about the tropics; engineer Berval ( Herr Pierre Batcheff ) is sent to Monte Puebla by his boss the Count Severo ( Herr Georges Melchior ) in order to study the possibilities of mineral extraction from the mines that belongs to his chief. But the wicked Count ( a classical reiteration… ) inner intentions is that Berval never return to France. In this way he doesn't have any obstacle in order to get Denise's love ( Dame Regina Thomas ). Meanwhile in Monte Puebla, Berval will meet Papitou ( Josephine Baker ) who is a sparkling indigene that will fall in love with him. She doesn't hesitate to pursue Berval to Paris where finally she will find out that he loves Denise but on the other hand she will become a music-hall star. The film is full of intrigues and satires (but this is too formulaic and with simple characters ). The result is an unwise mixture of genres in one film ( adventure, drama, musical, ) with plenty of bad performances including Dame Baker. This in spite of the fact that she plays a kind of free spirited girl, but similar to a cartoon character, a "pecata minuta" in itself. Our heroine was more interested to dance the Charleston than properly act. This is demonstrated at the end of the film, which includes an excerpt of her talented dancing. That's enough for Dame Baker fans and dissipated German aristocrats.

And now if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German count must unknot his knees before dancing Charleston.


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just Saw the Kino DVD Frank_Z
Discuss Siren of the Tropics (1927) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?