Princess Tam Tam (1935)





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Celebrated French novelist Max de Mircourt takes a vacation from his wife by traveling to Tunisia. There he meets beautiful Alwina, a barefoot hill shepherdess. Max proceeds to cast Alwina as his heroine in a real-life "Pygmalion" story. He even considers launching Alwina in Paris society as a princess.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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When the music's off, the movie's a dud.

Full Review… | June 26, 2007

Josephine Baker at her vivacious peak.

August 24, 2005
Film Threat

The film had bounce despite the slight story, due to the whimsical Baker's great screen presence.

Full Review… | January 28, 2004
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It's Arabic for small source but she's a big source of trouble An American author heads to Africa seeking inspiration to write a book. He leaves his wife behind in their luxurious estate. While in Africa he meets an African princess that is unfamiliar with the way of western civilization. The wife of the author meets a very civilized and rich African in America and becomes smitten with his behaviors. The author's life will never be the same after this book... "If the birds eat from the hands of men they lose their freedom." Edmond Greville, director of The Accident, Temptation, Wild for Kicks, The Silk Noose, The Other Side of Paradise, I Married a Spy, and House on the Waterfront, delivers Princess of Tam Tam. The storyline for this movie is fairly straight forward but the end was a bit unpredictable and not as the audience may hope. The acting was okay and the script could have been better written. The cast includes Josephine Baker, Albert Prejean, Robert Arnoux, and Jean Galland. "I want my little vagabond to be stylish." This week on Turner Classic Movie (TCM) double feature they focused on musicals (unfortunately). This particular picture stood out for me as I had never seen a Josephine Baker film. This movie was interesting and I enjoyed her character; however, I think this movie should have been a bit longer and allowed Greville to better develop the plot prior to the awkward ending. Overall, this is a nice period piece but far from a classic. "To get treated nicely you must dress well?" Grade: B-

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Baker is erotic sexy alluring and u just can't take ur eyes off her when shes on screen and when she's not all u think about is when is she coming back in this yet another pygmallion tale.

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood

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