Directed by Marc Allégret
Les Films H. Roussillon/Productions Arys
Zouzou (Josephine Baker) and Jean (Jean Gabin) performed in the circus as “twins” as children and grew up as brother and sister. Zouzou is in love with Jean. When he is falsely arrested, she enters show business to get the money to defend him. Will Jean see the light?
This is the French equivalent of a backstage musical and very charming, if not as polished as a Hollywood production. I have read about Josephine Baker for years and was excited to be able to see her in something. Jean Gabin is a major heart throb of mine and it was nice to see him in a different kind of role and singing a bit no less!
Jean Gabin sings “Viens Fifine”
Josephine Baker sings “Haiti”