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.

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

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