Paris Blues

(1961)

Overview

Ram Bowen and Eddie Cook are two expatriate jazz musicians living in Paris where, unlike America at the time, Jazz musicians are celebrated and racism is a non-issue. When they meet and fall in love with two young American girls, Lillian and Connie, who are vacationing in France, Ram and Eddie must decide whether they should move back to America with them, or stay in Paris for the freedom it allows them. Ram, who wants to be a serious composer, finds Paris more exciting than America and is reluctant to give up his music for a relationship, and Eddie wants to stay for the city's more tolerant racial atmosphere.

  1. Irene Kamp

    Screenplay

  2. Jack Sher

    Screenplay

  3. Martin Ritt

    Director

  4. Walter Bernstein

    Screenplay

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Status Released

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  • September 27, 1961
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

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