Stolen Life (1939 film)

Stolen Life is a 1939 British drama film directed by Paul Czinner and starring Michael Redgrave, Elisabeth Bergner and Wilfrid Lawson.

Stolen Life
French release poster
Directed byPaul Czinner
Produced byPaul Czinner
Anthony Havelock-Allan
Written byKarel J. Benes (novel)
George Barraud
Margaret Kennedy
StarringMichael Redgrave
Elisabeth Bergner
Wilfrid Lawson
Music byWilliam Walton
CinematographyPhilip Tannura
Edited byFrederick Wilson
Orion Productions
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Release date
18 January 1939
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film was made at Pinewood Studios with location filming in Cornwall, the South of France and he Dolomites in Italy. It was adapted from a novel by Karel J. Benes and was remade in 1946 as A Stolen Life.[1] The film score was composed by William Walton. The film's sets were by the art director John Bryan while the costumes were designed by Joe Strassner.

The film was re-released in 1942 during the Second World War. It premiered in France in 1946 and in 1951 in West Germany. Czinner and Bergner had been forced to leave Germany following the Nazi takeover in 1933 and their films were banned there.



  1. Goble p.966


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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