A crippled puppeteer rescues an abused young boy and turns the boy into a great ballet dancer. Complications ensue when, as a young man, the dancer falls in love with a young woman the puppeteer is also in love with.
Sweeping the Screen to New Horizons as the Man Who Thought He Could Play God With Men's Souls and Women's Bodies! (Print Ad- Troy Times, ((Troy NY)) 2 December 1931)
Did You Know?
The play opened in Great Neck, New York, USA in 1929, and never made it to Broadway. See more
At breakfast with Fedor, Nana has her arms crossed on the table, then has one hand up to her chin in close-up, then in the next shot both arms are crossed on the table again. See more
Count Robert Renaud
[reading Le Vie Parisienne on the train
Haha, this one is good. Listen to this one Nana. It was their wedding night. The timid bride knelt by her bedside saying her prayers. The groom waited patiently beside her. At last, she said And now I lay me down to sleep. And the groom said, Oh yeah?
Opening credits are shown over a background of a figure dancing; a reference to the plot which involves a dancer. See more
Referenced in Taxi
Danse Russe Trépak
from "Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a"
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played during the opening puppet sequence See more