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Charleston Parade (1927)

Sur un air de Charleston (original title)
Shot in three days, this surreal, erotic silent short shows a native white girl teaching a futuristic African airman the Charleston dance.

Director:

Jean Renoir

Writers:

André Cerf (idea by), Pierre Lestringuez (scenario)
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Catherine Hessling ... Parisian Savage
Johnny Hudgins Johnny Hudgins ... African Explorer
Pierre Braunberger Pierre Braunberger ... Angel
André Cerf André Cerf ... Angel
Pierre Lestringuez Pierre Lestringuez ... Angel
Jean Renoir ... Angel
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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.

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Short | Sci-Fi

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Truly bizarre early Renoir
30 December 2000 | by edwartellSee all my reviews

A man in blackface lands in a spaceship and meets a girl who lives in some sort of shack with a monkey. He hooks her up with a telephone, and she teaches him how to Charleston. Then they fly off in the spaceship, leaving the monkey behind. Cringe-inducing blackface aside, this short film makes no sense. I think that's the plot, but I'm not sure by a long shot. You can't tell that this is Renoir at work, despite his characteristic humanism. Good use of slow-motion, though. Can be found on the NY Film Annex's series of Experimental Film videos, No. 18, I believe.


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France

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Release Date:

19 March 1927 (France) See more »

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Charleston See more »

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Néo-Film See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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