Saturday, November 28, 2015

Today's Time Capsule: La Route du bonheur

In researching recent posts on American musicians in Paris, found this remarkable movie, La Route du bonheur, directed by Maurice Labro and Georgio C. Simonelli for Courts et Longs M├ętrages, released in France and Italy in August-September 1953. Readers who speak French will enjoy watching this musical comedy, with guest shots by lots of entertainment luminaries from both sides of the pond, in its entirety.

Those who do not speak French can, of course, fast forward through the previous YouTube post to the killer le jazz hot featuring Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong and, in the last of his few film appearances, Django Reinhardt. Here are a few segments featuring our American, French and Belgian gypsy musical heroes - enjoy.

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