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Rembrandt (1936)

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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Edward Chapman ...
Fabrizius
Walter Hudd ...
Capt. Banning Cocq
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Beggar Saul
John Bryning ...
Sam Livesey ...
Auctioneer
Herbert Lomas ...
Allan Jeayes ...
John Clements ...
Raymond Huntley ...
Ludwick
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Dr. Menasseh
Laurence Hanray ...
Heertsbeeke (as Lawrence Hanray)
Austin Trevor ...
Marquis de Grand-Coeur
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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, whom he's unable to marry. Their relationship brings ostracism but also some measure of happiness. The final scenes find him in his last year, 1669, physically enfeebled but his spirit undimmed. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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25 December 1936 (USA)  »

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When Rembrandt reveals the newly completed painting, 'The Night Watch', we see not the full, original version that he in fact painted, but the drastically butchered version that was made over 40 years after his death, when the painting was moved from its original exhibition space in the Kloveniersdoelen to a less capacious display space in the Amsterdam Town Hall in 1715. See more »

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Rembrandt van Rijn: What is success? A soldier can reckon his success in victories, a merchant in money. But my world is insubstantial. I live in a beautiful, blinding, swirling mist.
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A Fine Laughton Performance
31 March 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Charles Laughton's heartfelt performance as the famed Dutch painter, Rembrandt, highlights this stylish biography, produced by Alexander Korda. Laughton's real-life wife, Elsa Lancaster, and Charles work together beautifully, and the film boasts a performance by the legendary stage actress, Gertrude Lawrence. One can see that Laughton really loved this role, and gave it his all. Certainly this is one of the more successful artist bios on film.


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