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The Constant Nymph

The Constant Nymph(1943)

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Hollywood Reporter news items add the following information about this production: Margaret Sullavan, Merle Oberon, Bette Davis and Olivia De Havilland were considered for roles in the film. Wendy Barrie and Eve March tested for the role of "Tessa" and Joan Leslie was announced for the part. According to a press release, Errol Flynn had been considered as Leslie's co-star. Another press release notes that Kay Van Riper was assigned to write the screenplay. Cinematographer Tony Gaudio replaced Ernest Haller. Joan Fontaine received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance as "Tessa." The Margaret Kennedy and Basil Dean play was earlier the basis for two British films, both entitled The Constant Nymph: the 1928 silent film starring Ivor Novello and Mabel Poulton and directed by Adrian Bunel, and the 1934 film starring Brian Aherne and Victoria Hopper and directed by Basil Dean. Charles Boyer starred with Maureen O'Sullivan in a January 10, 1944 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of the story.