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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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Cast

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Tess Gardella ...
The Gypsy Queen (as Tess 'Aunt Jemima' Gardella)
Dale Winthrop ...
Dance Specialty
John Elliott ...
Florence Wyman ...
Oscar Ragland ...
Chief Pickpocket
Florenz Ames ...
Entertainer
Ed Smalle ...
Leader of Vocal Octette
Gae Foster Girls ...
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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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22 July 1939 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1938-1939 season) #30: A Swing Opera  »

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Vitaphone production reels #B258-B259. See more »

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Spoofs The Bohemian Girl (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Have Your Fortune Told
(uncredited)
Music by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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