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Title of the Film LITTLE FRIEND
Alternative Titles  
English Titles  
Year of Release 1934
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 84
Length (in meters) 2333
Colour b/w
Genre Drama
Based on/Source Novel "Kleine Freundin" by Ernst Lothar
Production Companies Gaumont-British Picture Corporation
Producer(s) Michael Balcon, Robert Stevenson
Director Berthold Viertel
Cast Matheson Lang, Lydia Sherwood, Nova Pilbeam, Arthur Margetson, Fritz Kortner
Literature Peter Witt: Lothar Mendes and Berthold Viertel talk about their latest films. Picturegoer Weekly, 7 April 1934
Hilde Heller: Atelierarbeit in London. Mein Film (Vienna), no. 436 (May 1934)
Film Weekly, 24 August 1934
Times, 28 August 1934
Cinema Quarterly, Autumn 1934 (by Paul Rotha)
Punch, 5 September 1934
Jewish Chronicle, 7 September 1934
Picturegoer Weekly, 15 September 1934
New York Times, 20 October 1934
Picturegoer Weekly, 3 November 1934 (Lionel Collier)
Pariser Tageblatt, 8 February 1935
Special notes Screenplay by Margaret Kennedy, Christopher Isherwood and Berthold Viertel
Director of photography: Gunther Krampf
Art director: Alfred Junge
Music: Ernst Toch
"Berthold Viertel's direction is imaginative, and he has been particularly convincing and compelling in his treatment of the court scenes." (Lionel Collier)

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