The Broken Melody (1934 film)

The Broken Melody is a 1934 British musical drama film directed by Bernard Vorhaus and starring John Garrick, Margot Grahame, Merle Oberon and Austin Trevor. A composer kills his wife's lover and, having escaped from the prison on Devil's Island, returns to France and writes an opera about the experience.[1]

The Broken Melody
Directed byBernard Vorhaus
Produced byJulius Hagen
Written byVera Allinson
Michael Hankinson
H. Fowler Mear
StarringJohn Garrick
Margot Grahame
Merle Oberon
Austin Trevor
Music byW.L. Trytel
CinematographySydney Blythe
William Luff
Distributed byAssociated Producers & Distributors
Release date
15 May 1934
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was made at Twickenham Studios.[2] The film's sets were designed by the studio's resident art director James A. Carter.




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