Balalaika Movie Review 1939

Information and Film Reviews for Balalaika the Movie

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Rather dull operetta about the Russian revolution with Eddy playing a Russian prince. Eddy masquerades as a member of the proletariat in order to romance Massey, who was expected to become the next Garbo. Didn't happen, though. Eddy's rendition of "Stille Nacht" ("Silent Night") is highlight of film. Based on the operetta by Eric Maschwitz, George Ponford, and Bernard Gruen.


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Available on VHS
Running time 102 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musicals, Adapted from an Opera, Russia/USSR, Royalty
Leon Gordon, Charles Bennett, Jacques Deval
Nelson Eddy, Ilona Massey, Charlie Ruggles, Frank Morgan, Lionel Atwill, C. Aubrey Smith, Joyce Compton
Karl Freund
Reinhold Schunzel
Lawrence Weingarten, MGM, MGM/UA Home Video

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