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Escape Me Never (1935)

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Margaret Kennedy, whose novel The Constant Nymph dealt with a musician's love for a pretty young gamin, penned a variation of the same concept in Escape Me Never. Elizabeth Bergner stars as an unwed mother, who is befriended by impoverished composer Hugh Sinclair. He marries her out of pity, but his heart belongs to Penelope Dudley Ward, the wife of his brother. Sinclair is shaken out of his infidelity when his own wife's baby dies. This popular British version of Escape Me Never was remade by Warner Bros. in 1946, which though not as well cast (Ida Lupino is not a fair exchange for Elizabeth Bergner) boasts a superb musical score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold--who'd also scored Warners' filmization of Margaret Kennedy's Constant Nymph. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Elisabeth Bergner
as Gemma Jones
Hugh Sinclair
as Sebastian Sanger
Irene Vanbrugh
as Mrs. McClean
Griffith Jones
as Caryl Sanger
Penelope Dudley-Ward
as Fenella McClean
Lyn Harding
as Heinrich
Leon Quartermaine
as Mr. McClean
Rosalinde Fuller
as Teremtcherva
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Critic Reviews for Escape Me Never

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

A well-produced film transcription of a story of moods and morbidity.

February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

The camera does its work of photographing Bergner smoothly, sensitively and unobtrusively and Paul Czinner in his direction reveals that mastery over mood which made Der Traumende Mund memorable.

February 4, 2021 | Full Review…

Elizabeth Bergner as the waiflike Gemma Jones, gives the finest screen performance of the year. Highly recommended.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

It is due to the bright magic of Elisabeth Bergner that the film assumes importance.

June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The great stage actress Elisabeth Bergner received an Oscar nomination for this melodrama, in which she plays an unwed mother.

July 2, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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