Dora Nelson (1935 film)

Dora Nelson is a 1935 French comedy film directed by René Guissart and starring Elvira Popescu, André Lefaur and Frédéric Duvallès. The film was based on a play by Louis Verneuil. In 1939 it was remade as an Italian film of the same title.[1]

Dora Nelson
Directed byRené Guissart
Written byLouis Verneuil (play)
StarringElvira Popescu
André Lefaur
Frédéric Duvallès
Micheline Cheirel
Music byArmand Bernard
CinematographyEnzo Riccioni
Flores Film
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
8 November 1935
Running time
95 minutes


A leading film star abandons the picture she is working on, and elopes with her lover to Italy. The desperate filmmakers recruit a poor woman who strongly resembles her to take her place.

Partial cast


  1. Gundle p.63


  • Gundle, Stephen. Mussolini's Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy. Berghahn Books, 2013.

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