The Constant Nymph
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The Constant Nymph
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… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This Hollywood romantic drama is star Joan Fontaine's favorite of all her films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Constant Nymph's most telling moments slip by rather than announce themselves."
‑ Michael Nordine, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Joan Fontaine received her third and last Oscar nomination for this romantic melodrama, well played by Charles Boyer."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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