Comedy of the Heart

Comedy of the Heart (German: Komödie des Herzens) is a 1924 German silent romance film directed by Rochus Gliese and starring Lil Dagover, Nigel Barrie and Alexander Murski. It premiered at the Tauentzienpalast in Berlin on 30 September 1924.[1] It was based on a novella by Sophie Hoechstetter. The film was one of UFA's major releases of the 1923-1925 boom period.[2] It was made at the Babelsberg Studio.

Comedy of the Heart
Directed byRochus Gliese
Produced byErich Pommer
Written bySophie Hoechstetter (novella Maskenball des Herzens)
F.W. Murnau
Rochus Gliese
StarringLil Dagover
Nigel Barrie
Alexander Murski
Ruth Weyher
Music byGiuseppe Becce
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Distributed byUniversum Film AG
Release date
30 September 1924
German intertitles



  1. Hart p.230
  2. Kreimeier121-122


  • Hardt, Ursula. From Caligari to California: Erich Pommer's life in the International Film Wars. Berghahn Books, 1996.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945. University of California Press, 1999.
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