The Josephine Baker Story

The Josephine Baker Story

Lynn Whitfield
Director: Brian Gibson Cast: Lynn Whitfield
Lynn Whitfield
, Ruben Blades
Ruben Blades
, David Dukes
David Dukes
Brian Gibson

DVD (Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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Brian Gibson's biopic The Josephine Baker Story comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that produces an image with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, and a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include biographies of the cast and crew. This is a fine release from HBO/Rysher that boasts excellent sound and picture quality.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2001
UPC: 0026359057120
Original Release: 1990
Rating: R
Source: Hbo Home Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 2:11:00
Sales rank: 4,810

Special Features

Animated menus; Chapter selections; Cast and crew bios; Multiple language & subtitle selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lynn Whitfield Josephine Baker
Rubén Blades Count Guiseppe Pepito Abatino
David Dukes Jo Boullion
Craig T. Nelson Walter Winchell
Louis Gossett Sidney Williams
Vivian Bonnell Josephine's Mother
Paula Jean Brown Amateur Female Singer
Marie Carter Hotel Maid
Zoltan Gera Folies Bergeres Producer
Deborah Javor American Woman at Party
Peter Kertesz Casablanca Doctor
Robert Lesser Copa City Manager
Pierre Magny Poul Colin
Andras Marton Pepito's Doctor
Mayah McCoy Josephine -Age 8
Eartha Robinson Female Singer
Dean Tschetter New York Critic
Kene Holliday Sidney Bechet

Technical Credits
Brian Gibson Director
Ralph Burns Score Composer
Georges Delerue Score Composer
Maria Hruby Costumes/Costume Designer
Ron Hutchinson Screenwriter
John Kemeny Producer
Elemer Ragalyi Cinematographer
Jozsef Romvari Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapters
1. Main title/A Letter to the Children [3:40]
2. Little Josephine [3:41]
3. "Free in France" [5:09]
4. Talk of the Town [6:46]
5. His Muse [11:59]
6. "Josephine Baker Invades Europe" [6:45]
7. Home Sweet Home [13:08]
8. The Resistance [10:06]
9. And Justice For All [7:01]
10. Taking America by Storm [8:48]
11. Hitting the Press [13:14]
12. Elimination of Admission [3:47]
13. "Making this House Into a Home" [10:40]
14. A Difficult Decision [8:13]
15. Destitution [3:08]
16. A Life in Revue [13:08]

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