The Bohemian Girl

  |  Book Tickets: 20/04/2012
  |  70 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Based on William Balfe’s operetta of the same name, Knoles’ lavish production stars Ivor Novello as Thaddeus, an exiled Polish officer who joins a gypsy community in Bohemia to escape the Austrian military. Here he meets and falls in love with Arline, a young woman of noble birth stolen as a baby and brought up as a gypsy. But the Queen of the Gypsies has also fallen in love with Thaddeus and, jealous of the younger woman, she has Arline arrested for theft. Notable for its cast of theatrical luminaries, and with a tantalising and rare glimpse of Helen Terry, the film was praised for its staging, but criticised for its overall lack of drama.