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The Squall (1929)

Not Rated | | Drama | May 1929 (USA)
In Hungary, a prosperous and happy family of farmers take in a Gypsy girl, Nubi, when she runs away from her "cruel" master. Her fickle and seductive nature soon causes discord among the ... See full summary »

Director:

Alexander Korda

Writers:

Jean Bart (from the play by), Bradley King (screen version) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Tucker ... Josef
Alice Joyce ... Maria
Loretta Young ... Irma
Carroll Nye ... Paul
Zasu Pitts ... Lena
Harry Cording ... Peter
George Hackathorne ... Niki
Marcia Harris Marcia Harris ... Aunt Anna
Knute Erickson ... Uncle Dani
Myrna Loy ... Nubi
Nicholas Soussanin ... El Moro
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Storyline

In Hungary, a prosperous and happy family of farmers take in a Gypsy girl, Nubi, when she runs away from her "cruel" master. Her fickle and seductive nature soon causes discord among the men of the household. Written by Robert Tonsing <rob_tonsing@msn.com>

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Are Talking Pictures here to stay? You'll know the answer when you see "The Squall" (Print Ad-Gazette and Bulletin,((Williamsport, Penna.)) 2 July 1929)

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hvirvelstormen See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In September 1928 Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures, and from that point on all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-'30s, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »

Goofs

Although supposedly located in "Hungary," there is one scene with a row of tall palm trees in the background indicating a probable Southern California filming location. See more »

Quotes

Nubi: Good afternoon, Master Paul.
Paul: Good afternoon, Nubi. Why do you let those fellows make love to you?
Nubi: Oh, Nubi, she cannot help if the man try to kiss her.
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Alternate Versions

First National also released this film as a silent version, with film length 2,159.51 m. See more »

Connections

Remade as Susana (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Unhappy
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung by Harry Cording
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I watched this because of Myrna Loy
6 June 2015 | by bjelkierSee all my reviews

This movie was made in 1929, just a couple years since "talkies" started. And it shows. Myrna Loy was good as the bad gypsy, Nubi. Myrna, a girl from Montana, was typed cast in her early films as exotic women - gypsies, Asian women, women of mystery. I have been a fan of hers since I saw "Manhattan Melodrama" and "The Thin Man". But although this is a cute movie, she could not even save it. The rest of the cast seem not to know how to act natural. It seems they just read their lines. They all are so wooden. Maybe they were still use to not having to express their feelings other than by facial, as most silent films did, they did not know how to do it with words. Loretta Young and Zazu Pitts is also in this and I am glad to say they did improve with later movies. Loretta Young became a fine actress. It is worth the watch just to see a very young Myrna, Loretta and Zasu.


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