El rey de los gitanos (1933)

82 mins | Comedy-drama, Musical, Romance | 1933

Director:

Frank R. Strayer

Producer:

John Stone

Cinematographer:

Robert Planck

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
Full page view
HISTORY

The plot summary was based on a screen continuity in the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection, and the onscreen credits were taken from a screen billing sheet in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department, both of which are in the UCLA Arts--Special Collections Library. The film's working title was El zíngaro vagabundo . The running time listed above was calculated from footage given in NYSA ... More Less

The plot summary was based on a screen continuity in the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection, and the onscreen credits were taken from a screen billing sheet in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department, both of which are in the UCLA Arts--Special Collections Library. The film's working title was El zíngaro vagabundo . The running time listed above was calculated from footage given in NYSA records. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
CM
Jun 33
p. 320.
Film Daily
31 May 33
p. 7.
International Photographer
1 Jan 33
p. 21.
New York Times
29 May 33
p. 22.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Dirección de [Directed by]
PRODUCER
Prod, Prod
WRITERS
Adaptación cinematográfica de [Screenplay by]
Adaptación cinematográfica de [Screenplay by]
Versión española de [Spanish version by]
Contr wrt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Cam op
Asst cam
Asst cam
SOURCES
SONGS
"Cuando el amor llama (Love Calls)," "Zíngaro vagabundo (Song of the Romany Band)," "Mansión sin amor (Without Love in a Palace of Dreams)" and "Serenata bufa (Serenade)," words by L. Wolfe Gilbert, music by Desider Josef Vecsei, translated into Spanish by José Mojica
"Canción del carnaval (Carnival Song)" and "Canción de la buenaventura (Fortune Telling Song)," words by L. Wolfe Gilbert, music by D. J. Vecsei, translated into Spanish by José López Rubio.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
El zíngaro vagabundo
Release Date:
1933
Premiere Information:
Barcelona, Spain opening: 23 May 1933
Los Angeles opening: 26 May 1933
Production Date:
16 December 1932--6 January 1933
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
82
Length(in feet):
7,344
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
Spanish
SYNOPSIS

Princess María Louisa, bored with the stuffy and morose atmosphere of the court palace, dresses like a peasant girl and goes to the village fair with her maid, Renée, where she meets Karol, the King of the Gypsies. The Grand Duke Alejandro, her fiancé, who is more interested in affairs of the state than of the heart, pursues her and finds her kissing Karol, whom she then threatens to have imprisoned for his transgression. María Louisa loses her brooch, and Alejandro insists that Karol stole it. The coach driver finds the brooch and returns it to Alejandro; however, he continues to insist on Karol's guilt. Karol believes that he has been arrested for kissing the princess and so confesses to the crime. While serving his sentence of seven days of hard labor, he works in the royal kitchen, where he makes a "love salad" which María Louisa adores. When she discovers that he is the salad's creator, however, she retracts her praise. Renée reveals to the princess that she saw the coachman give the brooch to Alejandro, and María Louisa goes to apologize. She discovers Karol and Alejandro fighting, and Karol then escapes the palace, taking María Louisa captive. At the gypsy camp, María Louisa insists on working like the others. Remetz, also taken to the gypsy camp by force, escapes and alerts Alejandro, who arrives at the camp with an army. Karol and Alejandro duel in the woods, and after Alejandro shoots a hole in Karol's hat, he flees in fear of Karol's better aim. Karol orders that the gypsies break camp and tells María Louisa that their paths crossed ... +


Princess María Louisa, bored with the stuffy and morose atmosphere of the court palace, dresses like a peasant girl and goes to the village fair with her maid, Renée, where she meets Karol, the King of the Gypsies. The Grand Duke Alejandro, her fiancé, who is more interested in affairs of the state than of the heart, pursues her and finds her kissing Karol, whom she then threatens to have imprisoned for his transgression. María Louisa loses her brooch, and Alejandro insists that Karol stole it. The coach driver finds the brooch and returns it to Alejandro; however, he continues to insist on Karol's guilt. Karol believes that he has been arrested for kissing the princess and so confesses to the crime. While serving his sentence of seven days of hard labor, he works in the royal kitchen, where he makes a "love salad" which María Louisa adores. When she discovers that he is the salad's creator, however, she retracts her praise. Renée reveals to the princess that she saw the coachman give the brooch to Alejandro, and María Louisa goes to apologize. She discovers Karol and Alejandro fighting, and Karol then escapes the palace, taking María Louisa captive. At the gypsy camp, María Louisa insists on working like the others. Remetz, also taken to the gypsy camp by force, escapes and alerts Alejandro, who arrives at the camp with an army. Karol and Alejandro duel in the woods, and after Alejandro shoots a hole in Karol's hat, he flees in fear of Karol's better aim. Karol orders that the gypsies break camp and tells María Louisa that their paths crossed happily but that he must move on. María Louisa sadly watches his caravan recede in the distance. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.