Dreaming Lips (1937 film)

Dreaming Lips is a 1937 British drama film directed by Paul Czinner and starring Elisabeth Bergner, Romney Brent and Raymond Massey.[1]

Dreaming Lips
Directed byPaul Czinner
Produced byMax Schach
Paul Czinner
Written byHenri Bernstein (play)
Cynthia Asquith
Margaret Kennedy
Carl Mayer
StarringElisabeth Bergner
Romney Brent
Raymond Massey
Joyce Bland
Music byWilliam Walton
CinematographyLee Garmes
Edited byDavid Lean
Trafalgar Film Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
2 February 1937
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film was produced by Trafalgar Film Productions with art direction by Thomas N. Morahan. It was a remake of the 1932 German film Dreaming Lips also directed by Czinner and starring Bergner which had been based on the play Mélo by Henri Bernstein. In 1953 Josef von Báky remade the film in Germany, based on the original script by Czinner and Mayer.

The script would be Mayer's last, as he would die of cancer in 1944.[2]


The wife (Bergner) of a violin player (Brent) in a famous orchestra, falls in love with her husband's friend and, tragically, drowns herself.


The film was well received by critics, but not as financially successful as had been hoped.[2]



  1. "Dreaming Lips". BFI Film Database.
  2. Howard Maxford (30 October 2014). David Lean. Pavilion Books. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-1-84994-248-5.

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