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Paul Merzbach Writers: Roger Burford Lilian Harvey ... Jenny Peachey Wendy Toye Wendy Toye ... Signora Picci Carl Esmond Carl Esmond ... Carl Harold Warrender Harold Warrender ... Duke of Wurtemburg Richard Bird Richard Bird ... Weber Esme Percy Esme Percy ... Napoleon Bonaparte Eric Stanley Eric Stanley ... Sir Francis Alexander Field Alexander Field ... George Peachey Anton Dolin Anton Dolin ... Chief Dancer Hay Petrie Hay Petrie ... Periteau Charles Carson Charles Carson ... Lombardi Hal Gordon Hal Gordon ... Sergeant Gus McNaughton Gus McNaughton

In London, Jenny, an aspiring ballet dancer, meets an aide to the Duke of Wuerttemberg, who is in Britain for a marriage alliance and financial treaty to supply troops to Britain for the war against Napoleon. After being discovered by an Italian impresario, she goes to Venice to be trained as a great dancer. The visiting Duke of Wuerttemberg becomes fascinated with her and engages her to perform at the state opera house in Stuttgart, hoping also to make her his mistress. The British authorities encourage Jenny to go to Stuttgart and try to live extravagantly at the Duke's expense in the hope that a shortage of funds with compel him to renew his treaty against Napoleon. However, at the border, she once again meets the handsome aide she had first encountered in London, who has been ordered to escort her, and who is hurt by the fact that she now appears to be the Duke's lover. Unable to reveal the true purpose of her mission to him, she outrages him and the inhabitants of the Duchy by the exorbitant demands she makes of their ruler. Having finally persuaded the Duke to sign the treaty with Britain, her plans to escape from the Duchy are wrecked when Napoleon invades and captures Stuttgart.

DVD-R is in English with no subtitles. Approx. 77 mins.  See film samples for sound and video quality!  


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