The Josephine Baker Story Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for The Josephine Baker Story the Movie

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Biopic of exotic entertainer/activist Josephine Baker, an Afro-American woman from St. Louis who found superstardom in pre-WWII Europe, but repeated racism and rejection in the U.S. At times trite treatment turns her eventful life into a standard rise-and-fall showbiz tale, but a great cast and lavish scope pull it through. Whitfield recreates Baker's (sometimes topless) dance routines; Carol Dennis dubs her singing. Filmed on location in Budapest.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 129 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Drama, France, Biopics: Showbiz, Contemporary Musicals, African America
Cast
Lynn Whitfield, Ruben Blades, David Dukes, Craig T. Nelson, Louis Gossett, Kene Holliday, Vivian Bonnell
Director
Brian Gibson
Music
Ralph Burns
Producer
Home Box Office, Inc. RHI Entertainment

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