The Men in Her Life

Synopsis: A circus performer becomes a ballerina and then begins her life of a career versus marriage and a home-life. She marries her first husband, her mentor and instructor, primarily out of gratitude. After his death, she marries an American thinking that can be her escape from the world of ballet. But she leaves him to return the dancing. She has a child but does not tell her husband. When her daughter is two-years-old, the husband finds out and takes the child to America. The ballerina continues to dance until her best dancing days have gone by.
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
89 min

The girl is not a dancer.

She belongs to a horse.

Oh... hey what do you think,

you're doing?

Young man, you are in the presence

of a great beauty.

You don't realise it,

but you are misfortuned.

Good evening, mademoiselle

Who are you? What you're doing here?

- May I come in?

Well ... wait a minute.

All right, you may come in now.

Don't let me disturb you.

- What do you want?

I've seen all the great dancers

in my time, mademoiselle

Last night I saw your dance.

Tonight I came again

Oh, you think, I am good?

No, mademoiselle. Far from good.

You seem unbelievably

clumsy and awkward

On the other hand, there are

many things in your favour:

Your grace, your lightness and ... yes

your very lovely hands.

They are almost as important to a

dancer as their feet.

The question is ... how great is your desire,

your ambitions to be a dancer?

I'd give anything in a world.

You have not a moment to lose!

You must work all day, every day.

You must have a teacher

- Oh, I know. But I don't know anybody!

Perhaps ... this may help you.

It may open the door for you somewhere.

Stanislas Rosing...

Are you really Stanislas Rosing?

My mother used to tell me about you... She said,

you were the greatest dancer, she ever saw.

I always thought, you were dead.

As far as dancing is concerned, I am.

Dancing is my whole life.

Good night, mademoiselle

and good fortune.

I want to see Mr Rosing

- What do you want from him?

He gave me his card. I am a dancer.

Oh, no, please! I must see him.

- Mr Rosing is not at home.


- You are calling me a liar?!

Of course, not!

(Rosing) Marie, talk with your friend

somewhere else, not on the front door steps.

(Marie) Mr Rosing, it's not my friend, it's a...

Oh, where are you going? Come back!

Come back, you, little witch!

What are you doing here?


Out of here!

What do you think, I am? A peep show?

Get that girl out of here!

You tell her, that I can wait

or I'll throw this right out of window!

- Put that down, it's my bath robe.

Then, you tell her, I can wait...

All right, she can wait.

I'll see her... And now, please,

get out of here! - Yes, sir.

(Marie) And now shut your eyes

(Girl) You promised!

(Rosing) Yes, get out of here!

But you gave me your card, and you said,

that would open a door for me

Yes, but not this door!

I've got no school here.

Sorry, Mr Rosing, I...

It's fantastic!

No, you must go back to the circus.

Marie, take her out.

(Marie) Now, that you've seen Mr Rosing,

now you must go.

I have no any place to go.

It isn't fare for him to come

the way he did last night.

To put ideas in my head

and turn me away like this!

He gave me his card

and even wrote on it!

Stop talking about that confounded card!

(Marie) What would happen,

if I let you out at all.

Have you quit the circus?

- Yes

Just like that?

- Yes

That's your bag?

- Yes


The whole thing is preposterous!

Marie, we have to prepare a room for her.

Give her the studio.

Mr Rosing, thank you!

- Please, don't do that, leave me alone.

What's your name?

- Polly Varley.

- Is it really your name?

Polly Varley, did you hear that, Marie?

What does it mean Polly?

- Pauline.

Polina... Lina...

Lina Varsavina. How do like that?

- It sounds wonderful!

I shall expect Mlle Lina to be ready

for her

first lesson in an hour.

See to it, Marie.

Why does she have to stay here?

Can't she find a room somewhere?

She has no money.

- And what are we, millionaires?

After all the years of struggle and hard work

at last you have some peace.

And now out of nowhere...

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Frederick Kohner

Friedrich Kohner (September 25, 1905 – July 7, 1986), credited professionally as Frederick Kohner, was an Austrian-born novelist and screenwriter, both in Germany and the US. He is best known for having created the "Gidget" novels, which inspired a series of movies, two television series, three telemovies and a feature-length animated film. He based the title character on his own daughter, Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman. more…

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