Initial releaseMarch 29, 1935 Running time1h 38m GenresDrama, Romance Film
CastDouglas Fairbanks Jr., Gertrude Lawrence, Diana Napier WriterJack Davis Jr., Clifford Grey, Paul Merzbach, Henri Murger (novel), Denis Waldock Similar moviesRelated Paul L Stein movies
Mimi is a 1935 British romance film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Gertrude Lawrence and Diana Napier. 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 with sets designed by the art director Cedric Dawe.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as Rodolphe
Gertrude Lawrence as Mimi
Diana Napier as Madame Sidonie
Harold Warrender as Marcel
Carol Goodner as Musette
Richard Bird as Colline
Martin Walker as Schaunard
Austin Trevor as Lamotte
Laurence Hanray as Barbemouche
Paul Graetz as Durand
Jack Raine as Duke
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.