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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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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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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 »

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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

Josef: Get up! What are you doing? Get up!
Nubi: I am kissing your shadow.
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Featured in Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dances
(1873) (uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Excerpts of several dances played often in the score
Dance No.3 whistled by Harry Cording
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Loy or Young Fans Only
25 February 2008 | by 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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