Zouzou

1934

Marc Allégret
Director

From circus girl to laundress to much admired dancer...

Oddly bittersweet fable wherein the leading lady doesn't get the guy but perhaps that's no loss as he is an ass, but does at least become famous. Much to my surprise, Josephine Baker is a very competent actress, far better than the material and one regrets that she didn't do more film work. The shadow dancing routine is fab.



21st December 1934
Cinema






21st June 2005
DVD



92 mins
1.33:1




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Josephine Baker
Zouzou
Jean Gabin
Jean
Pierre Larquey
Papa Melé
Yvette Lebon
Claire
Illa Meery
Miss Barbara
Palau
Saint-Lévy
Madeleine Guitty
Josette
Claire Gérard
Mme. Vallée
Marcel Vallée
M. Trompe
Irène Ascoua
Zouzou enfant (uncredited)
Floyd Du Pont
Le maître de ballet de la revue (uncredited)
Eugène Stuber
Un homme au bar (uncredited)
Roger Blin
witness
Geo Forster
Serge Grave
Young Jean
Teddy Michaud
Julot
Philippe Richard
commissioner
Viviane Romance
local girl
Robert Seller
The sponsor
Adrienne Trenkel
Lucien Walter
Andrée Wendler
Georges Van Parys
Louis Wins
Irene Ascou
Young Zouzou