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A Swing Opera (1939)

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Two-reel musical-comedy update of Michael Balfe's operetta "The Bohemian Girl." A gypsy camp is filled with singers, dancers, and pickpockets. The gypsy queen, jealous of the budding ... See full summary »

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Tess Gardella ...
The Gypsy Queen (as Tess 'Aunt Jemima' Gardella)
Dale Winthrop ...
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John Elliott ...
Thaddeus
Florence Wyman ...
Arline
Oscar Ragland ...
Chief pickpocket
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Two-reel musical-comedy update of Michael Balfe's operetta "The Bohemian Girl." A gypsy camp is filled with singers, dancers, and pickpockets. The gypsy queen, jealous of the budding romance of gypsies Arline and Thaddeus, gives Arline a stolen medallion. She is accused of theft and taken to the Hall of Justice, where she is discovered to be a nobleman's long-lost daughter. The gypsy queen sings "There's your happy ending," leading the chorus in song. Written by Scott MacGillivray

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Spoofs The Bohemian Girl (1936) See more »

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Have Your Fortune Told
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Music by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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