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The Squall (1929)

Not Rated | | Drama | May 1929 (USA)
In Hungary, a prosperous and happy family of farmers take in a Gypsy girl, Nubi, when she runs away from her "cruel" master. Her fickle and seductive nature soon causes discord among the ... See full summary »

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Lena
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Uncle Dani
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Nubi
Nicholas Soussanin ...
El Moro
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In Hungary, a prosperous and happy family of farmers take in a Gypsy girl, Nubi, when she runs away from her "cruel" master. Her fickle and seductive nature soon causes discord among the men of the household. Written by Robert Tonsing <rob_tonsing@msn.com>

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hungary | gypsy | windmill | vamp | thief | See All (26) »

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Hvirvelstormen  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the earliest sound films to include an actor exclaiming a curse word. Fifty minutes into the film, the character Paul, played by Carroll Nye, says, "Damnation". See more »

Goofs

Although supposedly located in "Hungary," there is one scene with a row of tall palm trees in the background indicating a probable Southern California filming location. See more »

Quotes

Nubi: Good afternoon, Master Paul.
Paul: Good afternoon, Nubi. Why do you let those fellows make love to you?
Nubi: Oh, Nubi, she cannot help if the man try to kiss her.
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Connections

Remade as Susana (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Unhappy
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung by Harry Cording
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surprisingly entertaining
13 September 2004 | by (Lincoln, NE) – See all my reviews

I must say that I watched this film unexpectedly and was quite surprised by the seductive performance of Myrna Loy. I had not seen her in her earlier works, only the later ones, such as "Love Crazy," "The Thin Man," and their later additions, such as "Another Thin Man." To think that she ended her career as the perfect wife and started it as the temptress or villain is hard to believe. The character Nubi was, well, a stereotyped role, but to my satisfaction, she played it with such conviction and beauty. Altogether i thought the plot was a easy one. Men get mixed up and love crazy for the beautiful temptress while leaving their true loves behind in hysteria. I suggest that people see this film because it is a true classic and worth it to see Myrna in her earlier work. :)


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