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Dreaming Lips (1937)

Directors:

Paul Czinner, Lee Garmes (co-director)

Writers:

Henri Bernstein (play), Robert Cullen (scenario) (as R.J. Cullen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Elisabeth Bergner ... Gaby Lawrence
Raymond Massey ... Miguel del Vayo
Romney Brent ... Peter Lawrence
Joyce Bland Joyce Bland ... Christine
Sydney Fairbrother Sydney Fairbrother ... Mrs. Stanway
Felix Aylmer ... Sir Robert Blaker
J. Fisher White J. Fisher White ... Dr. Wilson
Charles Carson ... Impresario
Donald Calthrop ... Philosopher
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... Friend
Cyril Raymond ... PC
George Carney ... Rescuer
Bruno Barnabe Bruno Barnabe ... Rescuer
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Troublant amour See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Monday 18 September 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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Remake of Melo (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Concerto
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin solo: Antonio Brosa
London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Boyd Neel
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Miss Berger is No Star in This Soaper
7 June 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Elizabeth Berger has an affair with Raymond Massey -- he's a Spanish violinist -- but realizes she loves her husband, Romney Brent -- who reminds me a good deal of Rex Harrison (or perhaps the other way around) -- in her husband, Paul Czinner's movie version of a play by Henri Bernstein.

While Massey is surprisingly good in a romantic role, and Brent is quite good, if a tad whiny, Miss Berger is annoying. She certainly could act, but she plays her character playing with the men in her life like a six-year-old making up a story about her dolls. It's a pity, because there is a lot to admire in this film, including its brisk pace of story-telling (David Lean was the editor) and some fine lighting by Lee Garmes.

Czinner was clearly a man in love with his wife, but his attempts to make her a competitor to Greta Garbo failed, not because she was a poor actress -- she wasn't -- but because ... well, she lacked that mysterious something that makes someone a real star. American studios could manufacture stars by careful management. Those resources were not available to Czinner and Berger. So it was back to the stage for her, where she did very well.


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