Dreaming Lips (1937 film)

Dreaming Lips
Directed by Paul Czinner
Produced by Max Schach
Paul Czinner
Written by Cynthia Asquith
Margaret Kennedy
Carl Mayer
Starring Elisabeth Bergner
Romney Brent
Raymond Massey
Joyce Bland
Music by William Walton
Cinematography Lee Garmes
Edited by David Lean
Trafalgar Film Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
2 February 1937
Running time
94 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Dreaming Lips is a 1937 British drama film directed by Paul Czinner and starring Elisabeth Bergner, Romney Brent and Raymond Massey.[1]


The film was produced by Trafalgar Film Productions with art direction by Thomas N. Morahan. It was a remake of the 1932 German film Dreaming Lips also directed by Czinner and starring Bergner which had been based on the play Mélo by Henri Bernstein. In 1953 Josef von Báky remade the film in Germany, based on the original script by Czinner and Mayer.

The script would be Mayer's last, as he would die of cancer in 1944.[2]


The wife (Bergner) of a violin player (Brent) in a famous orchestra, falls in love with her husband's friend and, tragically, drowns herself.


The film was well received by critics, but not as financially successful as had been hoped.[2]



  1. "Dreaming Lips". BFI Film Database.
  2. 1 2 Howard Maxford (30 October 2014). David Lean. Pavilion Books. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-1-84994-248-5.

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