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The Constant Nymph (23-Jun-1943)

Director: Edmund Goulding

Writer: Kathryn Scola

From novel by: Margaret Kennedy

From a play by: Basil Dean

Music by: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Producer: Henry Blanke

Keywords: Romantic Drama, May-September Romance

Fourteen year old Tessa falls in love with Lewis Dodd, a talented composer. Dodd marries Tessa's first cousin, the beautiful Florence Creighton; their marriage has problems including her resentment of Tessa. Third film adaptation of this novel, all based on Basil Dean's three-act play; it was unavailable for half a century because of copyright issues. Joan Fontaine received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Boyer
28-Aug-1899 26-Aug-1978 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Eduardo Ciannelli
30-Aug-1889 8-Oct-1969 Strange Cargo
Charles Coburn
17-Jun-1877 30-Aug-1961 The More the Merrier
Marcel Dalio
17-Jul-1900 20-Nov-1983 The Sun Also Rises
Joan Fontaine
22-Oct-1917 15-Dec-2013 Suspicion
Doris Lloyd
3-Jul-1896 21-May-1968 British-American character actress
Peter Lorre
26-Jun-1904 23-Mar-1964 The Maltese Falcon
Montagu Love
15-Mar-1877 17-May-1943 British character actor
Brenda Marshall
29-Sep-1915 30-Jul-1992 Footsteps in the Dark
Alexis Smith
8-Jun-1921 9-Jun-1993 Here Comes the Groom
May Whitty
19-Jun-1865 29-May-1948 Night Must Fall


Charles Boyer   ...   Lewis Dodd
Joan Fontaine   ...   Tessa Sanger
Alexis Smith   ...   Florence Creighton
Charles Coburn   ...   Charles Creighton
Brenda Marshall   ...   Toni Sanger
May Whitty   ...   Lady Constance Longborough
Peter Lorre   ...   Fritz Bercovy
Joyce Reynolds   ...   Paula Sanger
Jean Muir   ...   Kate Sanger
Montagu Love   ...   Albert Sanger
Eduardo Ciannelli   ...   Roberto
Jeanine Crispin   ...   Marie
Doris Lloyd   ...   Miss Hamilton
Joan Blair   ...   Lina Kamaroff
Andre Charlot   ...   Dr. Renee
Richard Ryan   ...   Kiril Trigorin
Crauford Kent   ...   Thorpe
Marcel Dalio   ...   Georges
Clemence Groves   ...   Concert Soloist


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