Princess Tam Tam

Directed by Edmond Greville

Year: 1935
Running Time: 77
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: France
Language: French w/English subt. [audio]
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Princess Tam Tam

Cast
Viviane Romance
Robert Arnoux
Germaine Aussey
Albert Préjean
Josephine Baker

Crew
Directed by Edmond Greville


Please note - DVD purchase will be charged within 30 days of pre-order. VHS not from new master

Buoyed by the success of the French musical Zou Zou a year earlier, the same team created in Princess Tam Tam a Pygmalion-like comedy in which a mischievous shepherd girl rises through society to become a pretend princess and the toast of Paris nightlife.

Alwina (Josephine Baker) is discovered by a French aristocrat (Albert Prejean) while he is in Tunisia seeking inspiration for a new novel. He becomes infatuated with this innocent gamin and constructs a plot to polish her charms and bring her to Paris where he presents her to society as an Indian princess.

In a thinly-veiled parallel to Baker's own experience, Alwina becomes an exotic celebrity, a favorite subject for the city's great artists and a guest at the most important social events. Her rise to notoriety climaxes in a posh nightclub, where she is coaxed into drinking too much by her mentor's jealous wife and falls prey to the compelling tom-tom beat of the club orchestra, whereupon she leaps to the stage, strips off her shimmering evening gown and dances as only La Baker could.

In addition to this stellar musical number, Baker sings two additional songs, "Dream Ship" and "'Neath the Tropical Blue Skies."

Reviews

"Irresistible...as of today the most enchanting new film in town." -- Vincent Canby, New York Times

"Baker like you've never seen her before." - Patrick Pacheco, The New York Daily News

Interested in bringing Princess Tam Tam to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Princess Tam Tam may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 21 2019 at 5:49pm
"In both incarnations, especially Gone to Earth, the viewer should feel lilted and bewitched by the cinematic sorce…' https://t.co/ddfMaiDoGn'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 21 2019 at 5:48pm
RT' @MFAHFilms': "One of the 10 best movies of 2019 so far."—@IndieWire "Diamantino" is a satire that follows the story of a vacuous Portugue…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 21 2019 at 4:31pm
RT' @IndieWire': Nadav Lapid’s #Synonyms is destined to go down as one of the most thrilling, infuriating, and essential movies of 2019, writ…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 21 2019 at 3:57pm
RT' @adriancurry': Thrilled to premiere my new poster for Nadav Lapid’s Berlinale-winning SYNONYMS which' @KinoLorber' is releasing this Octobe…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 21 2019 at 2:06pm
RT' @TheMtnFilm': THE MOUNTAIN opens tomorrow at the' @PolkTheatre' in Lakeland, FL and starts Friday in Oklahoma City at' @OKCMOA' and the' @Belc…'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 21 2019 at 1:34pm
@IndieWire' @berlinale' They call it "a sui generis work of tormented genius" and "a bonafide masterpiece that deserv…' https://t.co/PDXBmEwEyP'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 21 2019 at 1:22pm
Head to' @IndieWire' to check out our new trailer for Nadav Lapid's' @Berlinale' Golden Bear winner SYNONYMS, coming to…' https://t.co/DKqZdD56k6'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 21 2019 at 1:20pm
RT' @davidehrlich': thrilled to premiere the exclusive first trailer for Nadav Lapid’s Golden Bear-winning SYNONYMS, an utterly staggering mo…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 21 2019 at 1:20pm
RT' @IndieWire': Hypnotic First Trailer for Nadav Lapid’s #Synonyms Teases One of the Best Films of the Decade' https://t.co/dVB58Uu2pj' https:…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 21 2019 at 12:14pm
RT' @DVDBeaver': Ealing Studio's "The Man in the White Suit" Blu-ray' @KinoLorber' US:' https://t.co/e5onqBexIc' CAN:' https://t.co/oroBRgetNO' UK:…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com