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The Bohemian Girl (1936)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical  -  14 February 1936 (USA)
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A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Thelma Todd ...
Gypsy Queen's Daughter
Arline as a Child
Julie Bishop ...
Arline as an Adult (as Jacqueline Wells)
Mae Busch ...
Mrs. Hardy
William P. Carleton ...
Count Arnheim
James Finlayson ...
Captain Finn
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Gypsy Queen
Mitchell Lewis ...
Felix Knight ...
Gypsy Singer
Yogi ...
'Yogi' - the Myna Talking Bird


A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. Not knowing her true identity, Oliver, with the help of "Uncle" Stanley, raises the girl as his own. Years later, Arline, still unaware of her noble birth, is caught trespassing on the Count's grounds and is thrown into the dungeon. Meanwhile, Stanley and Oliver pass the time playing "fingers" and bumblingly ply their trade picking pockets. Finally, just when Oliver needs his help to rescue Arline, Stanley gets drunk while siphoning wine into bottles. Written by Paul Penna <>

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90 Mad-Merry Musical Moments!


Comedy | Musical


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14 February 1936 (USA)  »

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The Bohemian Girl  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A critic of the time wrote of this film, "[Composer] Michael Balfe wouldn't like what Laurel and Hardy have done to his play. Then again, being Irish, perhaps he would." See more »


Captain Finn: Oh! My good eye!
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I Dreamt I Dwelled in Marble Halls
(1844) (uncredited)
from opera "The Bohemian Girl"
Music by Michael William Balfe
Libretto by Alfred Bunn
Sung by Julie Bishop (dubbed by Rosina Lawrence)
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17 July 2001 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Bohemian Girl won't rank up with the best of the Laurel and Hardy features but it's a fine attempt with a number of wonderful scenes. Only the bland singing and the overly dramatic plot stop this picture from claiming a spot alongside Way Out West and Blockheads as one of the boys finest.

The best scenes include a wonderful pickpocketing scene, a crazy wine-drinking sketch and the final image of an overgrown Ollie and a shortened Stan. Some Laurel and Hardy regulars make brief but amusing appearances. Mae Busch is as tyrannical as ever as Oliver's wife. She has the gall to have an affair right in front of her husband and yet Ollie is too much of a gentleman to stop her. James Finlayson has a nice turn as a palace guard adopting that wonderful double take of his to great effect.

Bohemian Girl is not the film that you'd show to a first time Laurel and Hardy watcher. It lacks the rhythm of their best pieces. However, for a loyal viewer, it provides a few of the boys finest routines.

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