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Balalaika (1939)

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102 min | Musical, Romance

A Russian prince disguised as a worker and a cafe singer secretly involved in revolutionary activities fall in love.
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Director
Reinhold Schünzel (as Reinhold Schunzel)
Writers
Leon Gordon (screenplay) | Charles Bennett (screenplay) | Jacques Deval (screenplay) | Eric Maschwitz (based on the play by)
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Gross (US & Canada)
$254,200
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Release date
Dec 29, 1939 (United States)

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71 cast members
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Nelson Eddy
Prince Peter Karagin, aka Peter Teranda Prince Peter Karagin, aka Peter Teranda   See fewer
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Ilona Massey
Lydia Pavlovna Marakova Lydia Pavlovna Marakova   See fewer
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Charles Ruggles
Nicki Popoff (as Charlie Ruggles) Nicki Popoff (as Charlie Ruggles)   See fewer
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Frank Morgan
Ivan Danchenoff Ivan Danchenoff   See fewer
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Lionel Atwill
Prof. Marakov Prof. Marakov   See fewer
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C. Aubrey Smith
Gen. Karagin Gen. Karagin   See fewer
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Joyce Compton
Masha (Lydia's maid) Masha (Lydia's maid)   See fewer
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Dalies Frantz
Dimitri Marakov Dimitri Marakov   See fewer
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Walter Woolf King
Capt. Michael Sibirsky Capt. Michael Sibirsky   See fewer
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Phillip Terry
Lt. Smirnoff Lt. Smirnoff   See fewer
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Frederick Worlock
Ramensky Ramensky   See fewer
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Abner Biberman
Leo Proplinski Leo Proplinski   See fewer
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Arthur W. Cernitz
Capt. Sergei Pavloff Capt. Sergei Pavloff   See fewer
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Roland Varno
Lt. Nikitin Lt. Nikitin   See fewer
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George Tobias
Slaski (bartender) Slaski (bartender)   See fewer
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Paul Sutton
Anton (waiter) Anton (waiter)   See fewer
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Willy Castello
Capt. Testoff Capt. Testoff   See fewer
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Paul Irving
Prince Morodin Prince Morodin   See fewer
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Mildred Shay
Jeanette Sibirsky Jeanette Sibirsky   See fewer
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Alma Kruger
Mrs. Danchenoff Mrs. Danchenoff   See fewer
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Zeffie Tilbury
Princess Natalya Petrovna Princess Natalya Petrovna   See fewer
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Demetrius Alexis
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Ates
Cafe Girl (uncredited) Cafe Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Beattie
Baritone (uncredited) Baritone (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bleifer
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Charles Brokaw
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rand Brooks
Crying Soldier (uncredited) Crying Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Cass
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Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Coleman
Cafe Girl (uncredited) Cafe Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexis Davidoff
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Dennis
Singer (uncredited) Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anatol Frikin
Singing Russian Cossacks Director (uncredited) Singing Russian Cossacks Director (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack George
Violinist (uncredited) Violinist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boris Glagolin
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John Gubbins
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Eddie Hart
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John Holland
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Charles Judels
Batoff (uncredited) Batoff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ilia Khmara
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Harry Lamont
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David Laughlin
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Jack Luden
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Michael Mark
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Eric Mayne
Aristocrat (uncredited) Aristocrat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Miles
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Paul Newlan
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sigurd Nilssen
Sultan (uncredited) Sultan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Payson
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Irra Petina
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Lee Phelps
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rex Post
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Frank Puglia
Ivan - Troika Inn Owner (uncredited) Ivan - Troika Inn Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Constantine Romanoff
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William Royle
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Hector V. Sarno
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Earl Seaman
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
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Marla Shelton
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Florence Shirley
Lily Allison (uncredited) Lily Allison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert R. Stephenson
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Kay Sutton
Girl at the Balalaika (uncredited) Girl at the Balalaika (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dirk Thane
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Andrew Tombes
Wilbur Allison (uncredited) Wilbur Allison (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Vandergrift
Corporal (uncredited) Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ellinor Vanderveer
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Ernö Verebes
Danchenoff's Secretary (uncredited) Danchenoff's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Volk
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Woodworth
Russian Girl (uncredited) Russian Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Worth
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6.4 / 10 | 272 votes