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The Constant Nymph Details

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Warner Bros.' The Constant Nymph was the third filmization of Margaret Dean's 1924 novel; the first two were filmed in Britain in 1928 and 1933 by producer Michael Balcon. The plot was substantially the same in all three versions: A self-centered European musician (Charles Boyer) is idolized by a young Belgian girl (Joan Fontaine) with a serious heart condition. Though he is fond of the girl, the composer opts for a wealthy marriage to her socialite cousin (Alexis Smith)--and lives to regret the move. Peter Lorre, taking a respite from villainous roles, is quite effective as a philosophical family friend. Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold's six-minute symphonic tone poem for Constant Nymph was given class-A treatment in a specially recorded RCA Victor orchestration in 1972. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joan Fontaine Best Actress 1943 Nominee

Cast

Charles Boyer
as Lewis Dodd
Joan Fontaine
as Tessa Sanger
Alexis Smith
as Florence Creighton
Charles Coburn
as Charles Churchill
Brenda Marshall
as Toni Sanger
Peter Lorre
as Fritz Bercovi
Dame May Whitty
as Lady Longborough
Joyce Reynolds
as Paula Sanger
Jean Muir
as Kate Sanger
Montagu Love
as Albert Sanger
Janine Crispin
as Marie
Doris Lloyd
as Miss Hamilton
Crauford Kent
as Thorpe
Marcel Dalio
as Georges
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Roberto
Dick Ryan
as Firil Trigorin
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Roberto

Crew

Edmund Goulding
Director
Henry Blanke
Producer
Basil Dean
Book Author
Basil Dean
Play Author
Basil Dean
Screenwriter
Margaret Kennedy
Screenwriter
Margaret Kennedy
Play Author
Kathryn Scola
Screenwriter
Tony Gaudio
Cinematographer
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Composer (Music Score)
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
David Weisbart
Editor
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