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I was an adventuress
Ratoff, Gregory, 1897-1960 (Director)
Tunberg, Karl (Screenwriter)
Ettlinger, Don (Screenwriter)
OHara, John, 1905-1970Hara, John, 1905-1970 (Screenwriter)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Balanchine, George (Actor)
Little, Thomas, 1886-1985 (Set designer)
Zorina, Vera (Actor)
Zorina, Vera (Dancer)
Greene, Richard, 1918-1985 (Actor)
Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957 (Actor)
Lorre, Peter (Actor)
Rumann, Sig, 1884-1967 (Actor)
Feld, Fritz, 1900-1993 (Actor)
Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979 (Producer)
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (Presenter)

Popular Balanchine

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2001 (Questionable)
Date Issued: 1940-05-10
Table of Contents
Introduction (2 min.) -- I was an adventuress (81 min.).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7321
Balanchine, George
Feature films -- United States
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: 20th Century Fox presents ; director, Gregory Ratoff ; Darryl F. Zanuck in charge of production.
Creation/production credits: Based on an original production of Gregor Rabinovitsch ; [original production] written by Jacques Companeez, Herbert Juttke, Hans Jacoby and Michel Duran ; dances staged by George Balanchine ; directors of photography, Leon Shamroy, Edward Cronjager ; art directors, Richard Day, Joseph C. Wright ; set decorations, Thomas Little ; film editor, Francis D. Lyon ; sound, W.D. Flick, Roger Heman ; musical director, David Buttolph; screenplay by Karl Tunberg, Don Ettlinger, John O'Hara.
Performers: Vera Zorina (Countess Tanya Vronsky), Richard Greene (Paul Vernay) with Erich von Stroheim (Andre Desormeaux), Peter Lorre (Polo), Sig Ruman (Herr Protz), Fritz Feld (Henri Gautier), George Balanchine (conductor) and others.
Venue: Videotaped from off-air Fox Movie Channel broadcast of the original movie released on May 10, 1940, probably in 2001.
Acquisition: Gift; Popular Balanchine Foundation. NN-PD
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (83 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
A pair of crooks (Erich von Stroheim and Peter Lorre) use a phony countess (Vera Zorina) who winds up falling in love with one of their victims (Richard Greene).
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19683834
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 71dd0e90-f79a-0130-4637-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Creator Born
  • 1940: Issued
  • 1960: Creator Died
  • 2001: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "I was an adventuress" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2001.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "I was an adventuress" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 23, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2001). I was an adventuress Retrieved from

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I was an adventuress