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. The sets were designed by art director John Mead.
|Directed by||Edmond T. Gréville|
|Produced by||Emil E. Reinert |
|Written by||Irving LeRoy |
|Starring||Lupe Velez |
|Music by||Alfred Rode|
|Edited by||Georges Grace|
|Distributed by||Wardour Films|
|27 July 1936|
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.
- Lupe Velez as Mila
- Alfred Rode as Captain Eric Danilo
- Jerry Verno as Madame Beatrice
- Raymond Lovell as Court Chamberlain
- Margaret Yarde as Grand Duchess
- Fred Duprez as Herbert P. Melon
- Hector Abbas as Biergarten Manager
- Louis Darnley as Hotel Manager
- G. De Joncourt as Doctor Ipstein
- Monti DeLyle as Marco
- Wyn Weaver as Grand Duke
- Wood p.90
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