The French Way (1945)

A very rare Josephine Baker film. Cabaret star Zazu intervenes when young lovers are sundered by their parents' feud.

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Title: The French Way (1945)

Producer/Director: Jacques De Baroncelli

Cast: Josephine Baker, Micheline Presle, Georges Marchal.

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 1h 30min

Cabaret star Zazu intervenes when young lovers are sundered by their parents' feud. World War II has begun, but Parisian neighbors Dalban and Mme. Ancelot still feud over his claim that her great-great-grandmother did “not” sleep with the Emperor! Their underage children Claire and Bernard are in love but cannot marry over their parents' opposition. Dalban enlists beautiful cabaret star Zazu to divert Bernard's attention with a showgirl. But Zazu has her own ideas about young love...and strange things happen in air-raid shelters!

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