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