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The Squall (1929)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Romance | May 1929 (USA)
The activities of Nubi (Myrna Loy), a minx-like, Hungarian gypsy girl who, while on the run from her abusive husband, takes shelter in a farmhouse, where she seduces and holds in thrall all the male members of the family.

Director:

Alexander Korda

Writers:

Jean Bart (from the play by), Bradley King | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Alice Joyce ... Maria
Richard Tucker ... Josef
Myrna Loy ... Nubi
Loretta Young ... Irma
Zasu Pitts ... Lena
Carroll Nye ... Paul
Harry Cording ... Peter
George Hackathorne ... Niki
Marcia Harris Marcia Harris ... Aunt Anna
Knute Erickson ... Uncle Dani
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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A black cloud hovered over the peaceful home as Nubi stole the love of servant, son and master. (Print Ad- Nashua Telegraph, ((Nashua NH)) 26 October 1929) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #3251-3261 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: Always, the gypsies, they sing. Weird and sad. When the big sun have breathe of fire that burns and when the pale moon look from behind cloud and breathe air as cold as death. They sing. But, the girl the gypsies, they steal, she never sing. Never. Always she cry inside. All the tears of her heart. Because she has no one to love. They go. They go for always. Nubi, she say, no more gypsies. No more, Nubi cry.
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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

Featured in Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Gypsy Charmer
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Grant Clarke
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung a cappella by Myrna Loy twice
Hummed by her and Richard Tucker
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Loy steals it
4 January 2013 | by westerfieldSee all my reviews

I never was a fan of Loy's later films. Frankly, I never found her good looking enough to attract her co-stars. But as a bad girl she excels. See her in Thirteen Women! The dialog direction in The Squall is beyond terrible. On the basis of this example I would never have predicted that Loretta Young would ever become a great actress. The whole film sounded like a bad junior high production. Except for Loy. She is natural, transcending her sometimes awful lines. She is believable among a bunch of seeming amateurs. And sexy. There are few more torrid performances ever put on the screen. Watch The Squall for her performance alone.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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