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The Constant Nymph (1943)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | 10 July 1943 (Mexico)
The daughter of a musical mentor is hopelessly in love with her cousin's husband, a handsome composer.

Director:

Edmund Goulding

Writers:

Kathryn Scola (screenplay), Margaret Kennedy (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Boyer ... Lewis Dodd
Joan Fontaine ... Tessa Sanger
Alexis Smith ... Florence Creighton
Brenda Marshall ... Toni Sanger
Charles Coburn ... Charles Creighton
May Whitty ... Lady Constance Longborough (as Dame May Whitty)
Peter Lorre ... Fritz Bercovy
Joyce Reynolds ... Paula Sanger
Jean Muir ... Kate Sanger
Montagu Love ... Albert Sanger
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Roberto (as Edward Ciannelli)
Janine Crispin ... Marie
Doris Lloyd ... Miss Hamilton
Joan Blair Joan Blair ... Lina Kamaroff
André Charlot André Charlot ... Dr. Renee (as Andre Charlot)
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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>

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He tried to divide his heart and broke theirs.

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

La ninfa constante See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Alfred Hitchcock was considered for directing this film. Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville was one of the writers of The Constant Nymph (1928) 1928 version. 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
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Loved it!
14 January 2006 | by shampinetSee all my reviews

Although I was only 13 years old the first time I saw this film, it moved me. That may be because I could relate to the Joan Fontaine character. Sometimes we fall in love with a movie for reasons we cannot recall. In any case, I have been searching for a copy (VHS or DVD)for years and find that it is no longer available. I am disappointed to learn that. My sister and I saw this movie together; we cried, it was so lovely. We have discussed it over the years and have both tried to remember certain scenes and some dialogue, but the background music was the most memorable. In fact, we both forgot that it was Charles Boyer who was in the film; we were mistaken in thinking it was Brian Aherne, and that may be one of the reasons we could not find it!


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