Gypsy Melody

Gypsy Melody is a 1936 British musical comedy film directed by Edmond T. Gréville and starring Lupe Velez, Alfred Rode and Jerry Verno. It was made at Elstree Studios.[1] The sets were designed by art director John Mead.

Gypsy Melody
Directed byEdmond T. Gréville
Produced byEmil E. Reinert
Alfred Rode
Written byIrving LeRoy
Dan Weldon
Alfred Rode
StarringLupe Velez
Alfred Rode
Jerry Verno
Raymond Lovell
Music byAlfred Rode
CinematographyClaude Friese-Greene
Edited byGeorges Grace
British Artistic
Distributed byWardour Films
Release date
27 July 1936
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The film was a remake of the 1935 French film Juanita.


Due to a complex series of events a Guards Officer in a small European country is imprisoned. He manages to escape in the company of an idiotic milliner and they briefly take shelter with some gypsies, where the Captain falls in love with a young woman. Having been discovered by an American promoter while performing with gypsy orchestra in a tavern, the three accompany him to London as the latest new musical sensation. A great success, they begin a European-wide tour when their plane is forced down by bad weather in their homeland. Here events are satisfactorily resolved.



  1. Wood p.90


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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