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.
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He tried to divide his heart and broke theirs.
Did You Know?
Joan Fontaine was 26 in 1943. She played a 14 year old in the movie. Her "older" cousin was played by Alexis Smith, who was 22 in 1943. See more
You flung yourself at my husband in this house and you succeeded!
I can't help it if I love Lewis! I did long before you came to Switzerland and it's not a happy thing. It's brought nothing but sadness into my life, and yet it's so overwhelming I wouldn't want it to be different.
Version of The Constant Nymph
Words by Margaret Kennedy
by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Sung by Joan Fontaine
(dubbed by Sally Sweetland
) with chamber group See more