Mimi (1935 film)

Mimi is a 1935 British romance film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Gertrude Lawrence and Diana Napier.[1] Set in nineteenth century Paris, the screenplay concerns a composer who is inspired by a young woman he encounters. The film is based on the novel La Vie de Bohème by Henri Murger.

Directed byPaul L. Stein
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byJack Davis Jr.
Clifford Grey
Paul Merzbach
Henri Murger (novel)
Denis Waldock
StarringDouglas Fairbanks Jr.
Gertrude Lawrence
Diana Napier
Music byG.H. Clutsam
CinematographyJack E. Cox
Edited byLeslie Norman
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
29 March 1935
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at Elstree Studios[2] with sets designed by the art director Cedric Dawe.



Writing for The Spectator, Graham Greene described the film as evoking a "happy juvenility" and attributed its success to the superior acting skills of Fairbanks and Lawrence, and to the wardrobe designed by Doris Zinkeisen.[3]


  1. "Mimi". BFI. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. Low p.87
  3. Greene, Graham (2 August 1935). "The Voice of Britain/Mimi". The Spectator. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. p. 10. ISBN 0192812866.)


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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