The Bohemian Girl

1936

James Horne
Director

Laurel & Hardy's 7th feature length picture is a re-working of the Balfe opera with them living as gypsies and taking care of a young princess until she reaches adulthood. Stan & Ollie's scenes are genuinely funny, but the musical distractions throughout make it a disjointed and uncomfortable experience altogether. The highlight is the long, unbroken sketch where Stan is left in the cabin to bottle some wine, steadily getting himself drunk - classic!
This was Thelma Todd's last film; she was murdered (and I use that phrase very deliberately) in December 1935 and as a result her scenes were cut and re-edited.

Followed by Our Relations (1936).





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Stan Laurel
Stanley
Oliver Hardy
Oliver
Thelma Todd
Gypsy queen's daughter
Antonio Moreno
Devilshoof
Darla Hood
Arline (child)
Julie Bishop
Arline (adult) [as Jacqueline Wells]
Mae Busch
Mrs. Hardy
William P. Carleton
Count Arnheim
James Finlayson
Captain Finn
Zeffie Tilbury
Gypsy queen
Mitchell Lewis
Salinas
Felix Knight
Gypsy Singer
Harry Bernard
Town Crier
Eddie Borden
Nobleman
Harry Bowen
Drunk
Bobby Dunn
Bartender
Margaret Mann
Arnheim's Mother
James C. Morton
Constable
Bob O'Connor
Waiter
Leo Willis
Brute in Torture Chamber
Baldwin Cooke
Guard
Howard C. Hickman
Guard
Andrea Leeds
Maid and Governess
Sam Lufkin
Ollie's Pickpocket Victim
Ivor McFadden
Flogger
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Guard
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Gypsy Mother
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Congratulatory Gypsy
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Man Leaving Pub
Blanca Vischer
Gypsy

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