Little Friend (film)

Little Friend is a 1934 British drama film directed by Berthold Viertel and starring Matheson Lang, Nova Pilbeam and Lydia Sherwood.[1] The film was based on a novel by Ernst Lothar and adapted for the screen by Margaret Kennedy and Christopher Isherwood.[2]

Plot summary

A young girl (Pilbeam) slowly becomes aware that her parents' marriage is disintegrating.


Prater Violet

Christopher Isherwood based his novel Prater Violet (1945) on his experience of working with Viertel and others on the production of Little Friend.[3]


  1. BFI Database entry
  2. Fryer, p. 140
  3. Fryer, p. 210


  • Jonathan Fryer, Isherwood: A Biography (Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1977) ISBN 0-385-12608-5

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