Directed by Marc Allégret. With Josephine Baker and Jean Gabin. Paris’s American-born, Jazz Age stage sensation Josephine Baker made her sound film debut in this French drama about a laundress who becomes a musical theater star. (France, 1934, subtitles, b&w, 35mm, 92 min.) Preceded at showtime by the early sound short Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake (1923, 7 min.), featuring the composer and lyricist of the 1920s Broadway hit Shuffle Along. 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress.
Admission $10, CMA members $7