Stradivarius (film)

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Directed by
Written by
Produced by Siegfried Fritz Fromm
Cinematography Werner Brandes
Edited by Hermann Haller
Music by Alois Melichar
Boston Film
Distributed by Films Sonores Tobis
Release date
  • 18 October 1935 (1935-10-18)
Running time
100 minutes
Language French

Stradivarius is a 1935 drama film directed by Albert Valentin and Géza von Bolváry and starring Pierre Richard-Willm, Edwige Feuillère, and Robert Arnoux. [1] It was made by Tobis Film as the French-language version of the film Stradivari .


The film's sets were designed by the art director Emil Hasler.



Writing for Night and Day in 1937, Graham Greene gave the film a poor review, describing it as "the worst film to be seen in London". Greene's main complaint was the unrealistic and overacted effect of "sublimated sexuality" that the titular violin has on the listeners. Greene also criticized the acting of Bercher and Gauthier in the "dreadful hark-back to seventeenth-century Cremona" where Stradivari creates the violin. [2]

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  1. Passerini, Labanyi & Diehl, p. 125.
  2. Greene, Graham (19 August 1937). "Slave-Ship/Stradivarius/Woman Chases Man". Night and Day . (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. Oxford University Press. p. 162. ISBN   0192812866.)