It Was a Gay Ballnight (1939)

08/12/1939 (DE) Drama 1h 34m
What's your Vibe?

Login to use TMDB's new rating system.

  • Welcome to Vibes, TMDB's new rating system! For more information, visit the contribution bible.


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.

  1. Carl Froelich


  2. Géza von Cziffra


Top Billed Cast

  1. Zarah Leander

    Zarah Leander

    Katharina Alexandrowna Murakina

  2. Marika Rökk

    Marika Rökk

    Tänzerin Nastassja Petrowna Jarowa

  3. Hans Stüwe

    Hans Stüwe

    Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky

  4. Aribert Wäscher

    Aribert Wäscher

    Michael Iwanowitsch Murakin

  5. Paul Dahlke

    Paul Dahlke

    Musikverleger Iwan Cäsarowitsch Glykow

  6. Leo Slezak

    Leo Slezak

    Prof. Maxililian Hunsinger

  7. Fritz Rasp

    Fritz Rasp

    Kritiker Porphyr Philippowitsch Kruglikow

  8. Kurt Vespermann

    Kurt Vespermann


  9. Eduard Bornträger

    Schwager Jarow

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

It Was a Gay Ballnight
It Was a Gay Ballnight

Original Title Es war eine rauschende Ballnacht

Status Released

Original Language German

Budget -

Revenue -


No keywords have been added.

Content Score 


Almost there...

Looks like we're missing the following data in en-US or en-US...

  • Video

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page


Want to rate or add this item to a list?