The Constant Nymph (1928 film)

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The Constant Nymph is a 1928 British silent film drama, directed by Adrian Brunel and starring Ivor Novello and Mabel Poulton. This was the first film adaptation of the 1924 best-selling and controversial novel The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kennedy and the 1926 stage play version written by Kennedy and Basil Dean.[3] The theme of adolescent sexuality reportedly discomfited the British film censors, until they were reassured that lead actress Poulton was in fact in her 20s.

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The Constant Nymph
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Directed byAdrian Brunel
Written byDorothy Farnum
Alma Reville
Based onThe Constant Nymph (novel) (1924 novel)
by Margaret Kennedy
1926 play (Basil Dean)
Produced byMichael Balcon
Basil Dean
StarringIvor Novello
Mabel Poulton
Mary Clare
Benita Hume
CinematographyDavid W. Gobbett
James Wilson
Production
company
Distributed byWoolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
  • September 1928 (1928-09)
Running time
110 minutes (10,600 feet[1])
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget£30,000[2]
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Location filming took place in the Austrian Tyrol, and the film proved a commercial and critical success, being named the best British feature film of 1928.[4] Jo Botting of the British Film Institute notes: "The progression through the film is from light to darkness, from space to enclosure and from hope to despair."[5]