Monday, March 23, 2009

The Constant Nymph

In honor of today being the anniversary of Peter Lorre's death I declared a 1-day Lorre Blogathon. I've linked my posts on Peter Lorre's films here.

The Constant Nymph is the 3rd of 3 film adaptations of the novel with the same name by Margaret Kennedy. This 1943 film stars Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine, Charles Coburn and Peter Lorre.

YouTube has this online, but the first of the 11 parts is unavailable.
part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10, part 11

The New York Times says it is "a fine tribute to the virtues that have made the book endure," and does us the favor of describing the opening section:
The opening scenes depicting the life of the Sanger clan, that pack of rebels living alone in the Tyrol, away from the conventions of society, are nicely handled. The humor, inherent in such a brood, comes across with impish gaiety.

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