The Water Gipsies (film)

The Water Gipsies is a 1932 British, low-budget "quota quickie" drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Ann Todd, Sari Maritza and Ian Hunter.[1][2] It is an adaptation of the 1930 novel The Water Gipsies by A.P. Herbert. The film was made at Beaconsfield Studios. Vivian Ellis worked as the film's composer, and later used some of the music in the 1955 stage musical adaptation of the novel.

The Water Gipsies
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Produced byBasil Dean
Written byA.P. Herbert (novel)
Miles Malleson
Alma Reville
John Paddy Carstairs
Basil Dean
StarringAnn Todd
Sari Maritza
Ian Hunter
Music byVivian Ellis
Ernest Irving
CinematographyRobert De Grasse
Robert Martin
Edited byOtto Ludwig
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • 7 November 1932 (1932-11-07)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom




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