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The Bohemian Girl (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 14 February 1936 (USA)
A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. ... See full summary »


James W. Horne, Charley Rogers (as Charles Rogers) | 1 more credit »


Michael William Balfe (opera) (as Balfe)




Complete credited cast:
Stan Laurel ... Stan
Oliver Hardy ... Ollie
Thelma Todd ... Gypsy Queen's Daughter
Antonio Moreno ... Devilshoof
Darla Hood ... Arline as a Child
Julie Bishop ... Arline as an Adult (as Jacqueline Wells)
Mae Busch ... Ollie's Wife
William P. Carleton ... Count Arnheim
James Finlayson ... Captain Finn
Zeffie Tilbury ... Gypsy Queen
Mitchell Lewis ... Salinas
Felix Knight ... Gypsy Singer
Yogi Yogi ... 'Yogi' - the Mynah Talking Bird (as 'Yogi' The Myna talking bird)


A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. Not knowing her true identity, Oliver, with the help of "Uncle" Stanley, raises the girl as his own. Years later, Arline, still unaware of her noble birth, is caught trespassing on the Count's grounds and is thrown into the dungeon. Meanwhile, Stanley and Oliver pass the time playing "fingers" and bumblingly ply their trade picking pockets. Finally, just when Oliver needs his help to rescue Arline, Stanley gets drunk while siphoning wine into bottles. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Comedy | Musical


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Yogi' - the Mynah Talking Bird belong to Stan. See more »


Stan and Ollie are covered in snow and sleeping in a cart. Arline calls them into the caravan for breakfast and go in with no snow on them. See more »


Ollie's Wife: Wait and see, my Devilshoof.
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 1988 when the film was granted a 'U' certificate for home video. See more »


Featured in Laurel & Hardy: Their Lives and Magic (2011) See more »


Then You'll Remember Me
(1844) (uncredited)
from opera "The Bohemian Girl"
Music by Michael William Balfe
Libretto by Alfred Bunn
Sung by Felix Knight
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User Reviews

Good Movie, underrated
28 June 2007 | by bakerd1-1See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie on AMC when I was a kid, and found it long and dull compared to Way Out West and Swiss Miss. Seeing it again many years later I found it a very enchanting and funny movie. The only thing keeping this from being and incredibly good drama is Stan and Ollie's wonderful presence. The story and music are wonderful and provide an interesting undertone to the movie. The silliness though brought forth by L&H throughout makes this absolutely delightful. Watch Stan get progressively intoxicated, some great marital spats, and the duo's inept pickpocketing throughout the village (slowly, slowly slowly...shut!) A great family film that everyone can enjoy

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Release Date:

14 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Comedy Version of The Bohemian Girl See more »

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Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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