|Directed by||Ludwig Berger|
|Written by||Ludwig Berger|
|Produced by||Louis Wipf|
|Starring|| Violette Verdy |
|Edited by||Jacques Poitrenaud|
|Music by||Roger Désormière|
Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France
|Distributed by||Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France|
|6 December 1950|
Ballerina is a 1950 French drama film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Violette Verdy, Gabrielle Dorziat and Henri Guisol.  It was produced and distributed by the French branch of Lux Film. The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Gys. It was the final cinema film of the German director Berger, who moved into directing in television. It also known by the alternative title Dream Ballerina.
A young ballerina makes her on the stage of the theatre in her local French town, but is distracted and performs poorly. That night she dreams a series of various scenarios about a young male tearaway who has shown an interest in her. The following night she gives a perfect second performance.
Violette is a female given name and a surname which may refer to:
Violette Verdy was a French ballerina, choreographer, teacher, and writer who worked as a dance company director with the Paris Opera Ballet in France and the Boston Ballet in the United States. From 1958 to 1977 she was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet where she performed in the world premieres of several works created specifically for her by choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. She was Distinguished Professor of Music (Ballet) at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, in Bloomington, and the recipient of two medals from the French government.
Manon is a 1949 French drama film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and starring Serge Reggiani, Michel Auclair and Cécile Aubry. It is a loose adaptation of the 1731 novel Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and was a popular success with over three million tickets sold in France.
Carolina "Carla" Fracci was an Italian ballet dancer, actress and ballet director. Considered one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century, she was a leading dancer of La Scala Theatre Ballet in Milan, then worked freelance with international companies including the Royal Ballet, London, Stuttgart Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Fracci is known for her interpretation of leading characters in several Romantic ballets, such as La Sylphide, Giselle, Swan Lake, and Romeo and Juliet. She also performed in ballets such as Nijinsky and Complete Bell Telephone Hour Performances: Erik Bruhn 1961–1967. She danced with partners including Erik Bruhn, Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Later, she directed several ballet companies in Italy, including at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in Rome.
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux is a ballet choreographed by George Balanchine to a composition by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky originally intended for act 3 of Swan Lake. With costumes by Barbara Karinska and lighting by Jack Owen Brown, it was first presented by New York City Ballet at the City Center of Music and Drama, New York, on 29 March 1960. Robert Irving conducted the New York City Ballet Orchestra. The dancers were Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow.
Kyra Nichols is an American retired ballet dancer and teacher. She joined the New York City Ballet in 1974 and was promoted to principal dancer in 1979. She is one of the last dancers to have worked with George Balanchine, although he did not create any new work on her. However, she originated roles in several ballets by Jerome Robbins. Nichols retired from performing in 2007, after a 33-year career.
Carla Körbes is a Brazilian ballet dancer who performed as a principal dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, then became the associate artistic director of L.A Dance Project. She is now an associate professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's ballet faculty.
Premier rendez-vous is a 1941 French comedy film starring Danielle Darrieux. It was directed by Henri Decoin, who co-wrote the screenplay with Michel Duran. During the German occupation, the film was made by Continental Films at Paris Studios Cinéma.
Gabrielle Dorziat (1880–1979) was a French stage and film actress. Dorziat was a fashion trend setter in Paris and helped popularize the designs of Coco Chanel. The Théâtre Gabrielle-Dorziat in Épernay, France is named for her.
A Monkey in Winter is a 1962 French comedy-drama film directed by Henri Verneuil. It is based on the novel A Monkey in Winter by Antoine Blondin. Set in a Normandy seaside town, it recounts the meeting and parting of two men at odds with life, one an old hotel keeper who dreams of dashing deeds in pre-war China and the other a young advertising executive who imagines he is an incarnation of Hispanic masculinity.
The Lie of Nina Petrovna is a 1937 French drama film directed by Viktor Tourjansky and starring Isa Miranda, Fernand Gravey and Aimé Clariond. It is a remake of the 1929 silent film The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna with the setting moved from the Russian Empire to Imperial Vienna. The film's sets were designed by the art director Guy de Gastyne.
After Love is a 1948 French drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Pierre Blanchar, Simone Renant and Giselle Pascal. The film is based on the 1924 play of the same title by Henri Duvernois and Pierre Wolff which has been adapted for the screen a number of times. Tourneur shot it in five weeks and came in under budget. It was the director's penultimate film, followed by Dilemma of Two Angels the same year.
Three Waltzes is a 1938 French historical musical film directed by Ludwig Berger and starring Yvonne Printemps, Pierre Fresnay and Henri Guisol. It is an operetta film, based on music by Oscar Straus. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Jean d'Eaubonne, Raymond Gabutti and Jacques Gut.
Life Dances On or Christine or Dance Program is a 1937 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Marie Bell, Françoise Rosay and Louis Jouvet. Duvivier's American film Lydia (1941) is to some extent a remake of this one.
Ballerina is a 2016 3D computer-animated musical adventure comedy film co-directed by Éric Summer and Éric Warin and written by Summer, Carol Noble and Laurent Zeitoun. A co-production between Canadian and French companies, the film takes place in 1880s France and follows a poor orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina and gets a chance to audition for the celebrated school of the Paris Opera Ballet.
Thus Finishes the Night is a 1949 French drama film directed by Emil E. Reinert and starring Anne Vernon, Claude Dauphin and Henri Guisol.
Box of Dreams is a 1945 French comedy drama film directed by Yves Allégret and Jean Choux and starring Viviane Romance, Henri Guisol and Frank Villard. Simone Signoret had a small role in the film but would go on to marry Allégret and make several films with him which would contribute to her rise to stardom.
Mother Love is a 1938 French comedy drama film directed by Jean Boyer and starring Michel Simon, Arletty and Gabrielle Dorziat. It was based on a play by André Birabeau.
Two Pennies Worth of Violets is a 1951 French drama film directed by Jean Anouilh and starring Dany Robin, Georges Baconnet and Madeleine Barbulée. It was one of two films directed by the dramatist Anouilh along with Traveling Light (1944). It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Léon Barsacq.
The Wolf of the Malveneurs is a 1943 French mystery horror film directed by Guillaume Radot and starring Madeleine Sologne, Pierre Renoir and Gabrielle Dorziat. It was shot at the Cité Elgé studios in Paris with location shooting at the Château d'Anjony in Tournemire. The film's sets were designed by the art director Marcel Magniez. It is Gothic in style with use of chiaroscuro lighting. It was part of a group of films produced in German-occupied France that used fantasy or historical costume settings to subtly express dissent.