Stefano Torino wants nothing to do with his Gypsy clan but his brother Marco thinks otherwise. Marco arranges a marriage for Stefano with a young Gypsy woman from Chicago, Annie Caldash. Stefano, or Steve as he now prefers to be called, wants nothing to do with it but Annie convinces him that she had no intention of accepting him at the altar intending on running away as soon as Marco pays her father the $2000 they've been promised. Steve decides to go along with the gag but gets trapped when Annie decides she wants to marry him after all. Steve leaves for several months but when he returns Annie's request for a divorce leads him to reconsider his decision. Written by
Jane Russell shakes her tamborines and drives Cornel Wild
Did You Know?
Ray had wanted producer Gabriel Pascal
to play "Marco Torino," the King of the Gypsies, but Pascal died before the film was made. According to modern sources, Ray also considered Edward G. Robinson
for the role, which eventually was portrayed by Luther Adler
, a veteran of the Group Theater. See more
Watch it Marco or you'll be burned.
Not to be burned is not to live.
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