Sleeping Car (film)

Sleeping Car is a 1933 British romantic comedy film directed by Anatole Litvak and starring Madeleine Carroll, Ivor Novello, Stanley Holloway and Laddie Cliff.

Sleeping Car
Directed byAnatole Litvak
Produced byMichael Balcon
Written byMichael Gordon
Anatole Litvak
Roland Pertwee
Franz Schulz
StarringMadeleine Carroll
Ivor Novello
Laddie Cliff
Music byBretton Byrd
Louis Levy
CinematographyGünther Krampf
Glen MacWilliams
Edited byHenri Rust
Distributed byIdeal Films
Release date
June 1933
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was made at the Lime Grove Studios in London.[1] The film's art direction was by Alfred Junge.


A young French sleeping car attendant working on the trans-European Orient Express has a string of different lovers at the various stations along the line. However his world is transformed when he meets a young British aristocrat, who he asks out for a date in Vienna but has to abandon because of a lack of funds. Angry with him she returns to Paris, while he is fired for taking time-off without permission. However, discovering that due to various driving offences her stay in France will be cut short unless she marries a French citizen, she decides to marry him.



  1. Wood p.79


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

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