Where Sinners Meet

Where Sinners Meet is a 1934 American pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by J. Walter Ruben and starring Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook and Billie Burke. It was adapted by writer Henry William Hanemann from Clara Beranger's 1927 movie The Little Adventuress,[1] which in turn was a rewrite from the 1921 British play The Dover Road by A. A. Milne.[2] The film used The Dover Road as a working title prior to its release.[3]

Where Sinners Meet
Directed byJ. Walter Ruben
Produced byPandro S. Berman
David Lewis
Written byA.A. Milne (play)
H.W. Hanemann
StarringDiana Wynyard
Clive Brook
Billie Burke
Music byMax Steiner
CinematographyNicholas Musuraca
David Abel
Edited byJack Hively
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
18 May 1934
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Perry Ferguson and Van Nest Polglase.


Leonard and Anne drive along the lovers' road to Dover, intending to embark for Calais and go to Paris. The car breaks down and Saunders takes them to a nearby hotel, which turns out to be a residence with servants, owned by a Mr. Latimer. They are told they cannot leave for seven days so that they can see if a marriage between them will work. The next day, Anne begins to notice things about Leonard that she ignored before. Another couple in the house are about to leave after seven days—Leonard's wife Eustasia and her lover Nicholas.



  1. The Little Adventuress at IMDb
  2. Capitol Perth Daily News, 9 February 1935, p.7, at Trove
  3. "Where Sinners Meet: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
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