Spanish Eyes (film)
Spanish Eyes is a 1930 British musical film directed by G. B. Samuelson and starring Anthony Ireland, Donald Calthrop and Dennis Noble. It had a gypsy theme and was made at Twickenham Studios in West London. The film was made at night, to allow other more important productions to use the studio in the daytime - a common practice at Twickenham during the era.
|Directed by||G. B. Samuelson|
The film became known for the death of Nita Foy, a West End chorus girl who was working on the film, in what became known as "the Film Studio Horror". Foy was invited to Donald Calthrop's dressing room for a drink where her costume caught fire. Although the inquest exonerated him Calthrop's career never entirely recovered from the incident.
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