Barberina (1932)

Genres - Historical Film, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - Germany  |  
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Otto Gebuehr stars as Prussian ruler Frederick the Great in this German historical drama. Lucky in war, Frederick is unlucky in love until he meets the alluring Italian dancing girl Barberina (Lil Dagover). Alas, his happiness is short-lived: Barberina is enamored of another, younger man. Rumanian-born director Fred Zelnik dashed off this epic just before setting up shop in England. Originally titled Barberina, Die Taenzerin von Sans Souci, the film gives evidence of having originally been much longer than its present 78 minutes.

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coping, leader, military, castle, dance [art], Italy, loneliness, love, love-triangle, man, stars [celebrities]