Plot & Details
The second film of director Martin Ritt with both Paul Newmanand Sidney Poitier, it's set in a city that has long been a haven for black musicians eager to escape the racism of the U.S. Newman is Ram Bowen, a trombone player who makes his living in a jazz group, which also includes tenor man Eddie Cook (Sidney Poitier), while studying music and aspiring to a career as a "serious" composer. Eddie stays in Paris to bask in the respect that its people feel for his music, a respect rarely accorded him in the States. A pair of tourists, Connie Lampson (Diahann Carroll) and Lillian Corning (Joanne Woodward) arrive in the city for a two-week vacation, and the two musicians lose no time in hooking up. Soon both relationships take a serious turn and the musicians are forced to make some important decisions about the possibility of returning to their native soil.
- MPAA Rating: G
- Genre(s): Drama,Romance
- Run Time: 100min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/17/1999
- Distributor(s): No Studio
- Director(s): Martin Ritt
- Starring: Paul Newman , Joanne Woodward , Sidney Poitier , Louis Armstrong , Diahann Carroll
- Themes: Americans Abroad,Musician's Life
- Tone: Earnest,Intimate,Reflective
- Keywords: jazz, love-vs-career, musician, relationship, vacation