La Bella Que Volla is based on The Career of Doris Hart, a glossy, soap opera-ish novel by Vicki Baum. Michele Morgan plays a young ballerina named Jeanine, who falls in love with dangerously impulsive artist Pierre (Henri Vidal). When Pierre finds Jeanine in the arms of another, he shoots her. Jeanine survives, but just barely. Though her heart has been irreparably damaged, her ardor for Pierre does not cool. She returns to the ballet, in order to raise enough money to spring Pierre from prison. There won't be a dry eye in the house during the film's final ten minutes. La Bella Que Volla affords the viewer the rare opportunity to see prima ballerina Ludmila Tcherina in action.
by Hal Erickson synopsis