The Constant Nymph (1943)
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as Tessa Sanger
as Lewis Dodd
as Florence Creighton
as Kate Sanger
as Charles Creighton
as Toni Sanger
as Lady Longborough
as Fritz Bercovy
as Paula Sanger
as Albert Sanger
as Miss Hamilton
as Dr. Renee
as Firil Trigorin
as Concert Soloist
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Critic Reviews for The Constant Nymph
This Hollywood romantic drama is star Joan Fontaine's favorite of all her films.
The Constant Nymph's most telling moments slip by rather than announce themselves.
Audience Reviews for The Constant Nymph
Very good. I hadn't seen a Peter Lorre film in awhile and although he is the supporting role here, he makes it a better one. Interesting interplay between Boyer and the two cousins...each seeking his heart. What decision will he make?
Lovely romantic film with a wonderful performance by Joan Fontaine and sold support from Charles Boyer & Alexis Smith; Erich Wolfgang Korngold's score adds much character to this beautiful motion picture.
The Constant Nymph (1943) is based on Margaret Dean's 1924 novel; it was filmed twice before 1928 and 1933. The plot was substantially the same in all three versions: A self-absorbd European musician (Charles Boyer) is idolized by the daughter of an older mentor (Montague Love) and his four daughters, espically young Joan Fontaine (in her third Oscar nominated role) who is frail. Though he is fond of the girl, the composer opts for a marriage to her cousin (Alexis Smith) but does not find satisfaction as she pushes him socially. Peter Lorre, taking a respite from villainous roles, is quite effective as a philosophical family friend. Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold wrote a wonderful score. (35mm print viewed at the Library of Congress, 2010.)
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