MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 263 this week

The Constant Nymph (1943)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 690 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 8 critic

Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa, but has never shown any romantic feelings toward her. When Tessa's ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 08 Aug 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Constant Nymph (1943)

The Constant Nymph (1943) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Constant Nymph.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Judge Cass Timberlane marries a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Virginia Marshland. A baby is stillborn and she turns more and more to attorney friend of of Cass' Brad Criley. While... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Zachary Scott
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A middle-aged widower (Guinness) and his son go to Paris on vacation and try to find wives for each other in this charming romantic comedy. In HD.

Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Alec Guinness, Odile Versois, Vernon Gray
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three strangers, each with a serious problem in their lives, share a sweepstakes ticket which they wished upon together before a Chinese idol.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A pilot falls in love with a woman he believes is heading cross country to become a maid, little suspecting that she's actually a princess.

Director: Norman Krasna
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When her brother is killed by sabotage, Irene Eaton (Sally Eilers) joins the secret service and goes undercover to unroot the culprits.

Director: Jack Hively
Stars: Sally Eilers, Allan Lane, Fritz Leiber
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Although she comes from an aristocratic family, beautiful Prudence Cathaway defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Joan Fontaine, George Brent, Dennis O'Keefe
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Incidents of a marriage are recalled in flashback.

Director: John Berry
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Rosemary DeCamp, Harry Morgan
Hotel Reserve (1944)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A hunt for a spy, in an hotel in the South of France just before World War Two.

Directors: Lance Comfort, Mutz Greenbaum, and 1 more credit »
Stars: James Mason, Lucie Mannheim, Raymond Lovell
Irene (1940)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O'Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent's son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest some money... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox
Stars: Anna Neagle, Ray Milland, Roland Young
New Moon (1940)
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Marianne de Beaumaniour is on her way to New Orleans from Paris to inspect the plantation she inherited from her uncle. On the ship with her are bondsmen, that are to be sold for slavery. ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Mary Boland
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Lady Constance Longborough
...
Fritz Bercovy
Joyce Reynolds ...
Jean Muir ...
Montagu Love ...
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Roberto (as Edward Ciannelli)
Janine Crispin ...
Marie
Doris Lloyd ...
Miss Hamilton
Joan Blair ...
André Charlot ...
Dr. Renee (as Andre Charlot)
Edit

Storyline

Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa, but has never shown any romantic feelings toward her. When Tessa's father dies, Lewis contacts her late mother's wealthy family so they'll take care of Tessa and her sisters. Lewis becomes taken with Tessa's haughty cousin Florence and the two soon marry and head off for Florence's estate in England. Meanwhile, Florence sends Tessa and her sister Paula off to finishing school. The girls run away from school and Tessa moves in with Florence and Louis. Florence soon becomes consumed with jealousy over the bond between her husband and Tessa. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He tried to divide his heart and broke theirs.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 September 1944 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

La ninfa constante  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jennifer Jones was considered for the role of Tessa. See more »

Connections

Version of The Constant Nymph (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Tomorrow
(uncredited)
Words by Margaret Kennedy
by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Sung by Joan Fontaine (dubbed by Sally Sweetland) with chamber group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Stunning Korngold score but disappointing in every other respect...
28 November 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Having heard for years that THE CONSTANT NYMPH was one of Joan Fontaine's favorite performances and knowing that Erich Wolfgang Korngold wrote the score for it, I looked forward to the film with much anticipation when I finally had a chance to see it.

Unfortunately, aside from good performances from Charles Boyer and Alexis Smith, I found Miss Fontaine's Tessa just too cloying and simpering to be realistic. I thought she played the awkwardness of youth much better in LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN, a really much more solid and forceful role. Tessa just seems to be a girl inordinately fond of a musician who doesn't realize, until too late, what the girl means to him.

Oddly enough, the scenes between Boyer and Alexis Smith are more developed than any of the quieter scenes between Boyer and Fontaine. Smith makes the wife a sympathetic creature because her jealousy is easy to comprehend.

An altogether disappointing film aside from a glorious score by Korngold that leads to the final concerto where he fully develops the love theme for Boyer and Fontaine.

Unfortunately, most of the sets for the country scenes early in the story look like painted backdrops so that one never gets the feeling that Tessa's environment is a real one. Nor does the story give Joan Fontaine ample opportunity to fully flesh out her character since she is missing from much of the middle portion of the film.

For a great Fontaine performance, I suggest viewing LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN with Joan at her best.


29 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Joan Fontaine as a 14 year old? Majuro
Anyone read the book? foxxyboxes
Robert Osborne neil57
Whole film on You Tube Shayra74351
2018! wencer
The Constant Nymph/Charles Boyer 1943 stonewallz
Discuss The Constant Nymph (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?