Siren of the Tropics

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Siren of the Tropics ★★ ½ La Sirene des Tropiques 1927

In love with a French businessman, West Indies native girl Papitou (Baker) sneaks back to Paris with him—despite his engagement to another woman—but finds her true calling in life as a dancer in music halls. Memorable only as the legendary Baker's film debut, showcasing her stunning dancing abilities. Silent with French soundtrack added. 86m/ B DVD . Josephine Baker, Pierre Batcheff, Georges Melchior, Regina Dalthy, Regina Thomas; D: Mario Nalpas, Henri Etievant; W: Maurice Dekobra.