I Was an Adventuress

I Was an Adventuress

Vera Zorina
Director: Gregory Ratoff Cast: Vera Zorina
Vera Zorina
, Richard Greene
Richard Greene
, Peter Lorre
Peter Lorre
Gregory Ratoff




Actress/ballerina Vera Zorina stars as a phony countess, working in cahoots with two international con artists (Erich von Stroheim and Peter Lorre). She renounces her earlier life after falling in love with one of her victims (Richard Greene), but her old crooked cronies show up to blackmail her. Zorina confesses to her husband, who forgives all. Von Stroheim and Lorre steal everything but the cameras in their brief scenes, outshining both hero and heroine with their patented rascality. I Was an Adventuress ends with a George Balanchine ballet sequence, which like all such film "highlights" goes on too long and is strictly a matter of taste.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2014
UPC: 0024543952466
Original Release: 1940
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:21:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vera Zorina Countess Tanya Vronsky
Richard Greene Paul Vernay
Peter Lorre Polo
Fritz Feld Henri Gautier
Cora Witherspoon Aunt Cecile
Paul Porcasi Fisherman
Inez Palange Fisherman's Wife
Roger Imhof Henrich Von Kongen
Rolfe Sedan Waiter
Eddie Conrad Waiter
Fortunio Bonanova Orchestra Leader
Erich Von Stroheim Andre Desormeaux
Anthony Kemble-Cooper Cousin Emil
Egon Brecher Jacques Dubois
Sig Rumann Herr Protz

Technical Credits
Gregory Ratoff Director
George Balanchine Choreography
David Buttolph Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Edward J. Cronjager Cinematographer
Richard Day Art Director
Don Ettlinger Screenwriter
Nunnally Johnson Associate Producer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Francis D. Lyon Editor
John O'Hara Screenwriter
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Karl Tunberg Screenwriter
Joseph C. Wright Art Director
Darryl F. Zanuck Producer

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