Rembrandt 1936

 

Director: Alexander Korda

 

Writers: Carl ZuckmayerJune HeadLajos Biró

Rôle: Baron Leivens (uncredited)

 

Release Date: 9 November 1936

Synopsis: This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark, sardonic turn that offends his patrons. By 1656, he is bankrupt but consoles himself with the company of pretty maid Hendrickje, whom he's unable to marry. Their relationship brings ostracism but also some measure of happiness. The final scenes find him in his last year, 1669, physically enfeebled but his spirit undimmed.

Comment: Marius only has a few lines in one scene but shares that scene with the film's star, Charles Laughtonand looks very handsome in his Dutch court dress. He was only twenty-four at the time.

Availability: DVD (Network) Release date: 17 August 2015 & Blu Ray (Criterion Collection) Release Date: 2009

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Marius Goring in Rembrandt