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Director: Alexander Korda

Genre: Biography

Year: 1936

Running time: 85 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: ITV

Cast: Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence

Charles Laughton plays the central role, portraying the tortured Dutch artist, Rembrandt van Rijn. He and his work are most sought-after until tragically his wife and model, Saskia, dies. He is devastated, and when commissioned to paint an important work, creates a dark and brooding piece which his creditors believe is highly inapproriate. Verging on bankruptcy, and outcast by those who previously supported him, he is rescued by a new love, but even that will not guarantee his happiness.


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