Potiphar's Wife (1931 film)

Potiphar's Wife is a 1931 British romance film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Nora Swinburne, Laurence Olivier and Guy Newall.[1] It is also known as Her Strange Desire. It was based on a play by Edgar C. Middleton.

Potiphar's Wife
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byJohn Maxwell
Written byMaurice Elvey
Victor Kendall
Edgar_Middleton (play)
StarringNora Swinburne
Laurence Olivier
Guy Newall
CinematographyJames Wilson
Edited byLeslie Norman
Distributed byFirst National-Pathé Pictures
Release date
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at Elstree Studios.[2] The film's sets were designed by Clarence Elder.



  1. Potiphar's Wife film details, ftvdb.bfi.org.uk; accessed January 20, 2016.
  2. Wood p.69


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