I Was an Adventuress

I Was an Adventuress (1940)

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Posing as the fabulously glamorous Countess Tanya Vronsky, a poor young ballet dancer and her two accomplices are really a team of skilled con artists! They mingle with Europe's high society, always looking for the next wealthy victim to fleece with their fake jewellery scam... Then Tanya meets the dashing young Paul Vernay. At first she wants to rob him. Then she decides she wants to marry him and to leave her criminal past behind her. Her accomplices agree but only if she'll join them in one last, big swindle...

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  • Vera Zorina

    as Countess Tanya Vronsky
  • Richard Greene

    as Paul Vernay
  • Erich von Stroheim

    as Andre Desormeaux
  • Peter Lorre

    as Polo
  • Sig Ruman

    as Herr Protz
  • Fritz Feld

    as Henri Gautier
  • Cora Witherspoon

    as Aunt Cecile
  • Anthony Kemble-Cooper

    as Cousin Emil
  • Inez Palange

    as Fisherman's Wife
  • Egon Brecher

    as Jacques Dubois
  • Roger Imhof

    as Henrich Von Kongen
  • Rolfe Sedan

    as Waiter
  • Eddie Conrad

    as Waiter
  • Fortunio Bonanova

    as Orchestra Leader
  • Paul Porcasi

    as Fisherman
  • Jean Acker

    as Minor Role
  • George Balanchine

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Phyllis Barry

    as Englishwoman at Exhibit
  • Nino Bellini

    as Frenchman at Exhibit
  • Eugene Borden

    as Porter
  • Jack Chefe

    as Frenchman at Exhibit
  • Lew Christensen

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Ann Codee

    as Frenchwoman at Party
  • Billy Cook

    as Bellboy
  • Franco Corsaro

    as French Artist (uncredited)
  • Yola d'Avril

    as Frenchwoman at Party
  • Jean Del Val

    as Detective
  • Mario Dominici

    as Frenchman at Exhibit
  • Denis Greene

    as Englishman at Party
  • Leyland Hodgson

    as Englishman at Exhibit
  • Crauford Kent

    as Englishman at Party
  • Jeanne Lafayette

    as Frenchwoman at Party
  • Charles Laskey

    as Ballet Dancer
  • Carl M. Leviness

    as Frenchman at Exhibit
  • Audrey Manners

    as Englishwoman at Party
  • Alphonse Martell

    as Frenchman at Exhibit
  • Jean Perry

    as Detective
  • Albert Pollet

    as Waiter
  • Jacques Vanaire

    as Hotel Clerk
  • Ellinor Vanderveer

    as Englishwoman at Exhibit
  • Florence Wix

    as Frenchwoman at Exhibit
Art Joseph C. Wright Art Direction
Production Nunnally Johnson Associate Producer
Art Richard Day Art Direction
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Writing Karl Tunberg Screenplay
Directing Gregory Ratoff Director
Camera Leon Shamroy Director of Photography
Editing Francis D. Lyon Editor
Camera Edward Cronjager Director of Photography
Writing Don Ettlinger Screenplay
Writing John O'Hara Screenplay