The Love Express

The Love Express (German: Der Liebesexpreß) is a 1931 German musical comedy film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Georg Alexander, Dina Gralla and Joseph Schmidt. No print of the film is known to survive, and it is therefore a lost film.[1] It is based on the operetta Es lebe die Liebe by Alexander Engel and Wilhelm Sterk. It was one of a cycle of operetta films made during the early sound era. A French-language version, Venetian Nights (Nuits de Venise), also directed by Wiene, was released the same year.

The Love Express
Directed byRobert Wiene
Produced byHerman Millakowsky
Written by
Music byMax Niederberger
CinematographyCarl Drews
Distributed byBavaria Film
Release date
  • 30 January 1931 (1931-01-30)
Running time
85 minutes

It is sometimes known by the alternative title of Eight Days of Happiness. It was made at the Bavaria Studios in Munich. The film's sets were designed by the art director Ludwig Reiber.



  1. Jung & Schatzberg p. 165


  • Jung, Uli; Schatzberg, Walter (1999). Beyond Caligari: The Films of Robert Wiene. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-57181-156-1.
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