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The Lie of Nina Petrovna (1937)

Le mensonge de Nina Petrovna (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 29 March 1938 (USA)
Nina Petrovna is a Russian beauty claimed by two Austrian officers.



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Credited cast:
Fernand Gravey ...
Lieutenant Franz Korff
Aimé Clariond ...
Baron Engern
Annie Vernay ...
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
Baroness Engern
Lotte / Lottle
Roland Toutain ...
Raymond Galle ...
L'avocat / A young man
Paul Ollivier ...
Le général russe / An Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Aimos ...
Le berger
Maurice Devienne
Simone Gauthier
Jacques Henley
Jane Lamy


Nina Petrovna is a striking Russian beauty coming to Vienna as a mistress of Baron Engrem (Clariond), who is a wealthy and mature man. In Vienna she meets young and handsome Lt. Franz Korff (Gravet) and they fall in love with each other. Baron challenges Korff, but Nina returns to Baron to prevent the duel between her two lovers. She saves the lives of two men, albeit her own life becomes meaningless without her passionate lover. Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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Drama | Romance | War


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29 March 1938 (USA)  »

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The Lie of Nina Petrovna  »

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What's a poor girl to do?

Nina Petrovna (Isa Miranda), a Russian, returns to Vienna as the mistress of an Austrian officer, Baron Engern (Aime Clariond.) There, she meets Lt. Franz Korff (Fernand Gravet)and falls in love with him. And he with her but he leaves the city when he discovers she is the Baron's mistress. Nina breaks with the Baron, who promptly challenges Korff to a duel. Nina returns to the Baron to prevent the duel but, without her lover, finds that life means nothing to her.

First US showing at the Filmarte in NYC, with French dialogue and complete English titles, including the title itself to "The Lie of Nina Petrovna."

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