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The Bohemian Girl (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 14 February 1936 (USA)
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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'Yogi' - the Mynah Talking Bird (as 'Yogi' The Myna talking bird)
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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. 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! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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14 February 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Comedy Version of The Bohemian Girl  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Thelma Todd's last screen appearance before her controversial, suspicious death at the age of 29. Todd died on December 15, 1935, nearly two month's before The Bohemian Girl (1936) was released. In an attempt to avoid associating the film with the notoriety surrounding the event, the plot was altered and many of her already-filmed scene clips were re-filmed & re-designed, differently. Her only featured scene that remains in the film was her musical number, "Heart of the Gypsy", near the beginning of the film. Even in this scene, her singing voice is dubbed. See more »

Quotes

Stanley: Don't worry about me. I can gyp that gypsy any time. You know, he's so dumb, he's thicker than mud.
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Ku-Ku
(1928) (uncredited)
Music by Marvin Hatley
In the score when Stan and Ollie are first shown
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It's fine
17 July 2001 | by 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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