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Alex & the Gypsy (1976)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 1977 (Italy)
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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In 'The Days of Wine and Roses', he so effectively portrayed a man caught between love and despair that the role has become a classic. He brilliantly displayed his genius for comedy in such hits as 'Some Like It Hot' and 'The Odd Couple'. His versatile career culminated in his outstanding performance in 'Save the Tiger', which earned him a long-deserved Academy Award. Now Jack Lemmon teams with one of today's most arrestingly beautiful stars, Geneviève Bujold, in a story as warm and touching as it is unique. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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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 »

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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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Star Jack Lemmon attended a disastrous preview with his friend Walter Matthau. When the screening finished, a distraught Lemmon asked his friend for advice about the picture, and Matthau advised him that Lemmon should "Get out of it!". See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Neil Innes (1977) See more »

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A cute entertaining little movie story
19 July 2009 | by np-5See all my reviews

I've read a couple of disappointing reviews about this movie, and I simply don't agree. This is a fine little cute movie to keep you entertained and interested up to the last scene. A reviewer from Serbia calls the Hollywood people 'dopes' for casting Genevieuve Busold as the gypsy girl. I understand there are a lot of gypsies in Serbia, but he -the reviewer- fails to realize that the point of this film is not to show a real gypsy (this is not a documentary, and even so, if they wanted that would be real easy) but to depict characters and personalities. The film succeeds very well on that, and Busold, as also Jack Lemmon, are excellent in their roles.

A middle-age conservative man falls in love with a free living gypsy girl. When she runs away he becomes obsessed with finding her. What story can be simpler and so interested, in the same time?

I watched this movie back in 1978 when I was living in Canada, and I still remember it very well. Since then, I am looking forward to watch it (somehow/somewhere) again.

If you want to see real gypsies you can opt for a Koustouritsa film, but that's not my piece of cake. As a matter of fact, I prefer Hollywood movies to European crap cinema.


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