The original text
The original idea for a romantic comedy about a Russian spymaster who falls in love on a visit to Paris, was proposed by Melchior Lengyel in 1937, then converted to a screen play for the Garbo film Ninotchka (1939) by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Walter Reisch. Melchior was nominated for an Oscar for his original story.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted to the stage musical 1955 Broadway musical Silk Stockings, and filmed under this title in 1957.
In 1961 the Dramatists Play Service published Ninotchka: a stage comedy by Menyhért Lengyel
South African performances
Rinie Stead, 1985b
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