The Josephine Baker Story (1991)

TV Movie   |  R   |    |  Biography, Drama, History

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Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success ... See full summary »




  • Lynn Whitfield in The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
  • Lynn Whitfield in The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
  • The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
  • Lynn Whitfield in The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
  • Lynn Whitfield in The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
  • Rubén Blades, Lynn Whitfield, and David Dukes in The Josephine Baker Story (1991)

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Ron Hutchinson (story), Michael Zagor (story), Ron Hutchinson (teleplay)

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15 February 2006 | MartinHafer
| very good but flawed
I enjoyed this movie but felt there was one major problem that prevented it from being an even better film. Even though Baker was VERY famous for her semi-nude dancing in France in the early 20th Century, showing these nude dances in the film make this a poor choice to show kids. And, the problem is, this is EXACTLY the audience that could really benefit from learning about Miss Baker. In other words, how can kids learn about a great African-American if their parents tell them they can't see the film because of its "high boobie quotient"? If they had used a few photographic techniques, they could have made this a PG movie and appropriate for all.

Apart from this, the movie is very competently made. The acting and direction are fine. Give it a try and then try to get a copy of ZOU ZOU--a film actually starring Josephine Baker. Then, you can compare the bio with the real lady.

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