The Dancer Barberina

The Dancer Barberina (German: Die Tänzerin Barberina) is a 1920 German silent historical drama film directed by Carl Boese and starring Lyda Salmonova, Otto Gebühr and Harry Liedtke.[1] Part of the group of Prussian films of the Weimar and Nazi eras, it portrays the relationship between Frederick the Great and the dancer Barberina Campanini in eighteenth century Prussia. Gebühr starred as Frederick in another film on the subject The Dancer of Sanssouci (1932).

The Dancer Barberina
Directed byCarl Boese
Written byAdolf Paul
StarringLyda Salmonova
Otto Gebühr
Harry Liedtke
CinematographyMutz Greenbaum
Primus Film
Release date
2 April 1920
German intertitles

The film's sets were designed by the art director Ernst Stern.



  1. Hake p.47


  • Hake, Sabine. Passions and Deceptions: The Early Films of Ernst Lubitsch. Princeton University Press, 1992.

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