The Life and Loves of Tschaikovsky (1939)

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1865. Katharina goes to a ball in Moscow. There she meets again Tchaikowsky, her first and only love. The young, who is now married to wealthy Michael Iwanowitsch Murakin, a man she does not love, has not forgotten Piotr Illich, the (not yet) famous composer. Both are still in love with each other but Piotr is engaged to Nastassia, a dancer, while for her part Katharina cannot leave her husband. Tchaikowky's first love then decides to sacrifice her happiness to the success of the composer, sponsoring him in secret. Something Piotr will learn only years after. When Katharina finds herself free at last it is too late: Tchaikowsky is dying of cholera and she only has time to close his eyes.

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Carl Froelich
CAST
Zarah Leander  •  Marika Rökk  •  Hans Stüwe  •  Aribert Wäscher

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Zarah Leander Katharina Alexandrowna Murakina
Marika Rökk Tänzerin Nastassja Petrowna Jarowa
Hans Stüwe Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky
Aribert Wäscher Michael Iwanowitsch Murakin
Paul Dahlke Musikverleger Iwan Cäsarowitsch Glykow
Leo Slezak Prof. Maxililian Hunsinger
Fritz Rasp Kritiker Porphyr Philippowitsch Kruglikow
Kurt Vespermann Ferdyschtschenko
Eduard Bornträger Schwager Jarow
Hugo Froelich Vater Jarow
Karl Haubenreißer Gruda, Konzertagent
Karl Hellmer Stepan, Butler