The Novel of Werther

The Novel of Werther
Directed by Max Ophüls
Produced by Seymour Nebenzal
Written by Johann Wolfgang Goethe (novel)
Hans Wilhelm
Fernand Crommelynck
Max Ophüls
Starring Pierre Richard-Willm
Annie Vernay
Jean Galland
Jean Périer
Music by Paul Dessau
Cinematography Fédote Bourgasoff
Paul Portier
Eugen Schüfftan
Edited by Gérard Bensdorp
Jean Sacha
Distributed by Monopol Film
Release dates
14 December 1938
Running time
85 minutes
Country France
Language French

The Novel of Werther (French:Le Roman de Werther) is a 1938 French historical drama film directed by Max Ophüls and starring Pierre Richard-Willm, Annie Vernay and Jean Galland. It is based on the 1774 novel The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe.[1]



  1. Gillespie, Engel & Dieterle p.24


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