Mimi (film)

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Directed by Paul L. Stein
Produced by Walter C. Mycroft
Written by Jack Davis Jr.
Clifford Grey
Paul Merzbach
Henri Murger (novel)
Denis Waldock
Starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Gertrude Lawrence
Diana Napier
Music by G.H. Clutsam
Cinematography Jack E. Cox
Edited by Leslie Norman
Distributed by Wardour Films
Release date
29 March 1935
Running time
94 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Mimi is a 1935 British romance film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Gertrude Lawrence and Diana Napier.[1] Set in nineteenth century Paris, the screenplay concerns a composer who is inspired by a young woman he encounters, the film is based on the novel La Vie de Bohème by Henri Murger.

It was made at Elstree Studios[2] with sets designed by the art director Cedric Dawe.



Writing for The Spectator, Graham Greene described the film as evoking a "happy juvenility" and attributed its success to the superior acting skills of Fairbanks and Lawrence, and to the wardrobe designed by Doris Zinkeisen.[3]


  1. ^ "Mimi". BFI. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Low p.87
  3. ^ Greene, Graham (2 August 1935). "The Voice of Britain/Mimi". The Spectator.  (reprinted in: John Russel, Taylor, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. p. 10. ISBN 0192812866. )


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.

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