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Director:
Writers:
Carl Zuckmayer (film play)
June Head (scenario)
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Release Date:
25 December 1936 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Private Life and Loves of... See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Best movie containing scenes how to beg See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Laughton ... Rembrandt

Gertrude Lawrence ... Geertje

Elsa Lanchester ... Hendrickje
Edward Chapman ... Fabrizius

Walter Hudd ... Banning Cocq

Roger Livesey ... Beggar Saul
John Bryning ... Titus
Sam Livesey ... Auctioneer
Herbert Lomas ... Rembrandt's Father
Allan Jeayes ... Tulp
John Clements ... Flinck
Raymond Huntley ... Ludwick
Abraham Sofaer ... Menasseh
Laurence Hanray ... Heertsbeeke (as Lawrence Hanray)
Austin Trevor ... Marquis
Henry Hewitt ... Jan Six
Gertrude Musgrove ... Girl at Inn
Richard Gofe ... Titus (child)

Basil Gill ... Rembrandt's Brother
Barry Livesey ... Peasant Lad
James Carney ... Peasant Lad
Jack Livesey ... Journeyman

John Turnbull ... Minister
Edmund Willard ... Van Zeeland
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hector Abbas ... Burgher at Auction (uncredited)

Evelyn Ankers ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Baroness Barany ... Criada (uncredited)
Lewis Broughton ... Saskia's Brother (uncredited)
Arthur Burne ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Frederick Burtwell ... Saskia's Brother (uncredited)
Robert Cochran ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Civil Guardsman (uncredited)
William Fagan ... Burgomaster (uncredited)
Philip Godfrey ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Marius Goring ... Baron Leivens (uncredited)

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Civil Guardsman (uncredited)
Skelton Knaggs ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Alexander Knox ... Ludwick's Assistant (uncredited)
Peta Mannering ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Joan Matheson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Meinhart Maur ... Ornia (uncredited)
Quinton McPherson ... Official (uncredited)
George Merritt ... Church Warden (uncredited)
Charles Paton ... Burgher at Auction (uncredited)
Hay Petrie ... Jeweller (uncredited)
Bellenden Powell ... Court Member (uncredited)
George Pughe ... Museum Director (uncredited)
Jerrold Robertshaw ... Museum Director (uncredited)
Leonard Sharp ... Burgher at Auction (uncredited)
Bill Shine ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Laura Smithson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Byron Webber ... Court Member (uncredited)
Roger Wellesley ... Burgomaster's Secretary (uncredited)
Pamela Wood ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Korda 
 
Writing credits
Carl Zuckmayer (film play)

June Head (scenario)

Lajos Biró  uncredited

Produced by
Alexander Korda .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Geoffrey Toye (musical score)
 
Cinematography by
Georges Périnal (photographed by) (as Georges Perinal)
 
Film Editing by
Francis D. Lyon  (as Francis Lyon)
 
Costume Design by
John Armstrong (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Stuart Freeborn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Geoffrey Boothby .... unit manager
David B. Cunynghame .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Pommer .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Vincent Korda .... settings designer
Hal Waller .... assistant art director (as H.M. Waller)
 
Sound Department
Sash Fisher .... sound recordist (as A. Fisher)
A.W. Watkins .... recording director
John W. Mitchell .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ned Mann .... special effects director
 
Visual Effects by
W. Percy Day .... matte painter (uncredited)
Peter Ellenshaw .... assistant matte artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Krasker .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
William Hornbeck .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
 
Other crew
Johan de Meester .... technical advisor
Alexander Korda .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
85 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Wide Range Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1987) (2008)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film was included in the first syndicated television presentation of a package of major studio feature films on USA television; it premiered in Los Angeles Tuesday 7 September 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5) and in New York City Friday November 5, 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11). The package consisted of 24 Alexander Korda productions originally released theatrically between 1933 and 1942.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Star! (1968)See more »

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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Best movie containing scenes how to beg, 11 October 2006
Author: Christopher Roberts from United Kingdom

This is one of the best-ever biographic flicks about the life of an artist.

The scenography is brilliant. The script is minimalist, but just sufficient.

Learn how to beg. This film tells it all. Get that leg kick just right! Not exactly pennies from heaven, but the House of Orange willingly provides. Never trust merchants or burghers to pay up.

Learn how to love. This story is a true love story.

That's the law in Holland! Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!

Wish this film were out on DVD in the UK,

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