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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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Gypsy Queen's Daughter
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Devilshoof
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Arline as a Child
Julie Bishop ...
Arline as an Adult (as Jacqueline Wells)
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William P. Carleton ...
Count Arnheim
James Finlayson ...
Captain Finn
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Gypsy Queen
Mitchell Lewis ...
Salinas
Felix Knight ...
Gypsy Singer
Yogi ...
'Yogi' - the Myna Talking Bird
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Storyline

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 <tterrace@wco.com>

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90 Mad-Merry Musical Moments!

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

14 February 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La bohémienne  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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 »

Quotes

Captain Finn: Oh! My good eye!
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Referenced in The Projectionist (1971) See more »

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Destiny's Child
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Hilarity throughout
11 January 2005 | by (Saratoga Springs, NY) – See all my reviews

Very happy to contradict other reviewers of this movie, but it is a little-known gem. From the scene where they pickpocket the dandy, to the scene where Stan is filching Ollie's money-bag, to the scene where Stan is filling the wine-bottles, through to the final scene after the torture chamber, when they look at each other, it is a wonderful movie (Ollie: "I'm going to take my zither lesson"; Stan: "Oh, I slept like a top, too," followed by Ollie's great mug). The scene when Hardy is claiming "his" items from the dandy is priceless (his "lorgnette"--now how does a gypsy like Ollie know that word?! Vintage Ollie). I always loved the scene when Stan was singing in the two operatic voices. Great music, great cast (Darla Hood, Mae Busch, Finlayson, et al). See it for yourself (VERY hard to find).


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