Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Though much of its glory had faded by 1958, France's Tabarin nightclub still held a fascination for tourists and patrons. Filmed on location at the fabled nightspot, Tabarin is a colorful 110-minute dramatized documentary. Its narrative is held together by the efforts of American choreographer Lee Sherman, who works at the Tabarin in hopes of someday opening a club of his own. This thinnish scenario is essentially an excuse for an endless parade of flashy dance numbers, featuring fetchingly underdressed chorines. Gloriously old-fashioned in approach and appeal, Tabarin proved moderatly successful upon its first release.
France, nightclub, slice-of-life