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The Squall (1929)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Richard Tucker ...
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Maria
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Irma
Carroll Nye ...
Paul
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Lena
Harry Cording ...
Peter
George Hackathorne ...
Niki
Marcia Harris ...
Aunt Anna
Knute Erickson ...
Uncle Dani
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Nubi
Nicholas Soussanin ...
El Moro
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Loretta Lowell ...
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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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May 1929 (USA)  »

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Hvirvelstormen  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Apparatus)

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1.37 : 1
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Lupe Velez was originally cast as Nubi. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Don't you suppose I feel rotten enough about this whole affair now? Well, I do. I do. Damnation!
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Soundtracks

Gypsy Charmer
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Grant Clarke
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung a cappella by Myrna Loy twice
Hummed by her and Richard Tucker
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Loy or Young Fans Only
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Squall, The (1929)

* (out of 4)

Extremely bad melodrama should only be viewed if you must see everything that Myrna Loy and Loretta Young appeared in. Set in Hungary, a rich farming family has everything going great until they take in an abused gypsy girl (Loy) who turns out to be sex crazed and starts ruining everyone's relationships including that of the youngest daughter (Young). I'm not sure where to start so I'll just comment that this film is pretty horrid from start to finish but thankfully it's horrid enough to gain a few laughs. Apparently this was also released as a silent and I wouldn't mind watching that version because the performances in this sound edition are quite horrid and it's easy to tell that everyone is acting as if they were in a silent feature. The acting is so over-dramatic and over the top that you can't help but laugh and quite often you'll be scratching your head wondering what they hell everyone is being so dramatic for when it's not even necessary. Loy is incredibly bad in her role of the gypsy girl and I'm going to guess that she's never been worse. Young comes off so-so but then again she isn't acting against anything good. Richard Tucker turns in one of the worst performances I've ever seen and that might be being too nice. The film might be of interest to bad film buffs but otherwise this thing is worthless. It's drags on way too long as well, which doesn't help matters.


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