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The Constant Nymph (1943): Articles


Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine today: One of the best actresses of the studio era has her 'Summer Under the Stars' day Joan Fontaine, one of the few surviving movie stars of the 1930s, is Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” star today, Tuesday, August 6, 2013. I'm posting this a little late in the game: TCM has already shown six Joan Fontaine movies, including the first-rate medieval adventure Ivanhoe and the curious marital drama The Bigamist, directed by and co-starring Ida Lupino, and written by Collier Young – husband of both Fontaine and Lupino (at different times). Anyhow, TCM has quite a few more Joan Fontaine movies in store. (Image: Joan Fontaine publicity shot ca. 1950.) (See TCM's Joan Fontaine movies […]


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Joan Fontaine



Joan Fontaine & Charles Boyer Rare 'The Constant Nymph': TCM Movies

Edmund Goulding's The Constant Nymph, a 1943 romantic drama starring Oscar nominee Joan Fontaine, Charles Boyer, and Alexis Smith, will be shown tonight on Turner Classic Movies at 5 p.m. PT as part of TCM's tribute to the Library of Congress Film Archive. Tied up in legal complications for decades, The Constant Nymph will have its TCM premiere tonight. [In August 2010, The Constant Nymph had a rare screening at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus.] According to Matthew Kennedy's Edmund Goulding biography Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory, Jack Warner initially considered Errol Flynn for the role of the British music teacher. Goulding wanted either Robert Donat or Leslie Howard for the part, but eventually gave up on the British-ness of […]


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Joan Fontaine & Charles Boyer Rare 'The Constant Nymph': TCM Movies



Edmund Goulding 'The Constant Nymph': Rare Screening

The Constant Nymph, Edmund Goulding's hard-to-find 1943 romantic drama starring Charles Boyer and Joan Fontaine, is the highlight of the August 2010 screenings at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virg. Joan Fontaine received her third and last Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role as a teenager in love with a musician (Boyer). Rights issues have kept The Constant Nymph – which has a few elements in common with Fontaine's marvelous Letter from an Unknown Woman – out of the television/home video markets. Among the other notable August offerings at the Packard Campus are: 1969 Best Picture Oscar winner Midnight Cowboy, in which Jon Voight delivers what's probably the most memorable performance of his distinguished career; […]


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Edmund Goulding 'The Constant Nymph': Rare Screening