The Lie of Nina Petrovna

The Lie of Nina Petrovna (French: Le mensonge de Nina Petrovna) is a 1937 French drama film directed by Viktor Tourjansky and starring Isa Miranda, Fernand Gravey and Aimé Clariond.[1] It is a remake of the 1929 silent film The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna with the setting moved from the Russian Empire to Imperial Vienna. The film's sets were designed by the art director Guy de Gastyne.

The Lie of Nina Petrovna
Directed byViktor Tourjansky
Written byHans Székely
T.H. Robert
Henri Jeanson
StarringIsa Miranda
Fernand Gravey
Aimé Clariond
Annie Vernay
Music byJoe Hajos
Michel Michelet
CinematographyCharles Bauer
Curt Courant
Edited byBoris de Fast
Solar Films
Distributed bySolar Films
Release date
7 September 1937
Running time
81 minutes


A beautiful Russian woman in Vienna becomes the mistress of the powerful Baron Engern. However, she meets and falls in love with a young army officer. She is prepared to give up everything for him, but knowing that the Baron will ruin his career, she is forced to leave him and return to her former lover.

Partial cast


  1. Gundle p.131


  • Gundle, Stephen. Mussolini's Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy. Berghahn Books, 2013.

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