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Alex & the Gypsy (1976)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 1977 (Italy)
Alexander Main, a bail bondsman, falls for one of his "customers", a pretty gypsy girl, Maritza, who's been accused of murder.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gino Ardito ...
The Golfer
Judge Ehrlinger
Titos Vandis ...
William Cort ...
Public Defender (as Bill Cort)
Todd Martin ...
Roy Blake
Frank Doubleday ...
Joseph X. Flaherty ...
Young Shepherd
Al Checco ...
First Goon
X-Ray Technician
Alan DeWitt ...


Alexander Main, a bail bondsman, falls for one of his "customers", a pretty gypsy girl, Maritza, who's been accused of murder.

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The More Trouble He Gets Into, the Funnier He Gets


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

1977 (Italy)  »

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Love and Other Crimes  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character played by actor Gino Ardito is not known by a personal name and is referred to as "The Golfer". See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Neil Innes (1977) See more »

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Bujold is a gypsy like Dr.Ruth is an astronaut.
11 October 2007 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

It's not a complex political thriller, and it's not a supernatural mystery drama, nor is it advanced finance/accounting - but it's still quite confusing. Maybe I need to see it again, no idea. I saw it many years ago, in German (thanks to the "wisdom" of synchronization). I remember it as a muddled, pointless comedy melodrama, though there wasn't much to laugh or chuckle to here.

But the real problem I had with this strange 70s movie is the casting of Genevieve Bujold as a gypsy: it is pure insanity. Haven't these Hollywood dopes ever seen real gypsies? In the U.S. the term "gypsy" may signify or imply "cute" so maybe they thought they should cast a cute actress such as Bujold undoubtedly is. They dyed her hair so heavily that it's blacker than black - but it didn't help. It can't. She is about as gypsy-looking as Robert Redford would be Italian-looking if they dyed HIS hair (he was the original choice for Michael Corleone in "The Godfather", believe it or not).

I live in Serbia and see gypsies every day. They'd laugh at this movie.

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