Review: ‘The Constant Nymph’

Story [by Margaret Kennedy] opens in the Austrian mountains where a slightly mad composer and his daughters, all half-sisters and all hoydens, live a carefree life of idyllic sweetness. There is a younger composer (Brian Aherne) and for him one of the girls (Victoria Hopper) conceives an undying passion.

Story [by Margaret Kennedy] opens in the Austrian mountains where a slightly mad composer and his daughters, all half-sisters and all hoydens, live a carefree life of idyllic sweetness. There is a younger composer (Brian Aherne) and for him one of the girls (Victoria Hopper) conceives an undying passion.

He marries a respectability-minded English cousin (Leonora Corbett) and moves to London. Ultimately he realizes he should have waited for the girl to add a year or two to her age and married her instead of the older woman.

It is a soft, delicate, fragile, meandering yarn, beautifully directed by Basil Dean.

The Constant Nymph

UK

Production

Gaumont-British. Director Basil Dean; Screenplay Dorothy Farnum, Basil Dean, Margaret Kennedy; Camera Mutz Greenbaum; Music Eugene Goosens, John Greenwood;; Art Director Alfred Junge

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1934. Running time: 85 MIN.

With

Brian Aherne Victoria Hopper Peggy Blythe Jane Baxter Lyn Harding Mary Clare
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