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.
Did You Know?
At the beginning when Vladimir talks about creating a dancer from the runaway boy, he mentions the Frankenstein creation. The boy's father is played by Boris Karloff who went on to star in the Frankenstein film. 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
Vladimar Ivan Tsarakov
It's incredible. It's unbelievable... that there should be any human being living who is such a stupid ass.
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
from "Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Op.36"
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played as background music when Fedor returns to Ivan See more