We Are Not Alone (1939 film)

We Are Not Alone is a 1939 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Paul Muni, Jane Bryan, and Flora Robson. The screenplay concerns a doctor who hires a woman as a nanny for his son. When his wife becomes jealous, tragedy consumes all involved. The film is based on the 1937 novel We Are Not Alone by James Hilton,[1] who adapted his novel with Milton Krims.

We Are Not Alone
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Directed byEdmund Goulding
Produced byHal B. Wallis (exec. producer)
Henry Blanke (assoc. producer)
Written byJames Hilton (novel and screenplay)
Milton Krims (screenplay)
StarringPaul Muni
Jane Bryan
Flora Robson
Music byMax Steiner
CinematographyTony Gaudio
Edited byWarren Low
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • November 25, 1939 (1939-11-25)
Running time
112 minutes
CountryUnited States



Frank Nugent praised the film in his The New York Times review, writing "his [James Hilton's] We Are Not Alone emerges as a film of rare tenderness and beauty, compassionate and grave, possessed above all of the quality of serenity...one of the most soundly written films of the year, one of the best directed and, of course, one of the most brilliantly played."[1]


  1. ^ a b Frank S. Nugent (December 1, 1939). "The Screen: Reviews and News; Paul Muni and Jane Bryan in 'We Are Not Alone' at the Music Hall and 'Meet Dr. Christian' at the Palace Are Seen Here--Items From Hollywood". The New York Times.

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