The Dancer of Sanssouci

The Dancer of Sanssouci (German: Die Tänzerin von Sans Souci) is a 1932 German historical drama film directed by Frederic Zelnik and starring Otto Gebühr, Lil Dagover and Rosa Valetti. Set at the court of Frederick the Great the film is part of a group of Prussian films made during the era.[1] It portrays the interaction between Frederick and the celebrated dancer Barberina Campanini. Gebühr had previously appeared as Frederick in a silent film The Dancer Barberina about their relationship.

The Dancer of Sanssouci
Directed byFrederic Zelnik
Produced by
Written by
Music byMarc Roland
CinematographyFriedl Behn-Grund
Distributed byAafa-Film
Release date
  • 8 September 1932 (1932-09-08)
Running time
93 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Leopold Blonder. It was shot at the Staaken Studios in Berlin. It premiered in the city at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo.



  1. Bergfelder, Harris & Street p. 112


  • Bergfelder, Tim; Harris, Sue; Street, Sarah (2007). Film Architecture and the Transnational Imagination: Set Design in 1930s European Cinema. Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 978-90-5356-984-9.
  • Hake, Sabine (2002). German National Cinema. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-08901-2.
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