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Alex & the Gypsy (1976)

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

Director:

John Korty

Writers:

Stanley Elkin (story "The Bailbondsman"), Lawrence B. Marcus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Alexander Main
Geneviève Bujold ... Maritza
James Woods ... Crainpool
Gino Ardito Gino Ardito ... The Golfer
Robert Emhardt ... Judge Ehrlinger
Titos Vandis ... Treska
William Cort William Cort ... Public Defender (as Bill Cort)
Todd Martin Todd Martin ... Roy Blake
Frank Doubleday ... Prisoner
Joseph X. Flaherty Joseph X. Flaherty ... Morgan
Robert Miano ... Young Shepherd
Al Checco Al Checco ... Nat
Harold Sylvester ... First Goon
Clyde Kusatsu ... X-Ray Technician
Alan DeWitt Alan DeWitt ... Attendant
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Skipping See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the picture's opening title cards which features the movie's name spells it all in lower case lettering i.e. "alex & the gypsy". See more »

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Alex and the gypsy are two volatile people--and that's one too many
2 July 2017 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Genevieve Bujold plays a modern day gypsy fortune teller out of jail on $30,000 bail after trying to kill her husband; her bail bondsman is Jack Lemmon, a cigar-smoking, middle-aged burn-out who has a long, colorful history with the girl. The narrative takes a past-and-present look at their relationship. Years before, Alex became enamored of the virginal gypsy girl after rescuing her from her angry family; today, he's exasperated with her unpredictable behavior, lashing out at her for trying to skip town (and handcuffing her to the bedpost while they make love). Character portrait with not-uninteresting milieu but a pushy John Korty direction and terrible, offensive dialogue. It takes real hacks to make a nuisance of Lemmon and Bujold, and neither star comes out of this debacle looking good. Henry Mancini's score--plaintive plucks on a Spanish guitar--underlines the 'introspective' moments hoping, one presumes, to create pathos. * from ****


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