The Squall (1929)

104 mins | Melodrama | May 1929

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
12 May 1929.
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New York Times
10 May 1929
p. 32.
Variety
15 May 1929
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
MUSIC
Mus synchronization & score
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Squall by Jean Bart (New York, 11 Nov 1926).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Gypsy Charmer," words by Grant Clarke, music by Harry Akst.
DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 9 May 1929
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 June 1929
Copyright Number:
LP445
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 23 Jun; 7,085 ft.
Duration(in mins):
104
Length(in feet):
9,456
Length(in reels):
11
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The serene love of farmer Josef Lajos and his wife, Maria, the youthful romance of their son, Paul, with Irma, and the betrothal of their servants, Peter and Lena, are suddenly interrupted by a "squall" and the arrival of a Gypsy camp near the farm. The squall is in the person of Nubi, an exotic, amoral beauty who finds sanctuary with the Lajos family under the pretense that she is actually a Christian by birth. Peter is the first to succumb to her charms, and he recklessly spends his savings on trinkets for her--and hours in the field with her. Then she turns to Paul, a college student, who soon loses interest in his studies and in Irma. Peter is fired when Nubi convinces Lajos that he has forced himself on her. Then, Lajos himself submits to her charm. When a veritable storm threatens, El Moro enters the house, declaring that he has been married to Nubi for 4 years and that she is the daughter of a chieftan. As Nubi and her mocking laughter subside, the sun breaks through the clouds, and all is sweet and serene ... +


The serene love of farmer Josef Lajos and his wife, Maria, the youthful romance of their son, Paul, with Irma, and the betrothal of their servants, Peter and Lena, are suddenly interrupted by a "squall" and the arrival of a Gypsy camp near the farm. The squall is in the person of Nubi, an exotic, amoral beauty who finds sanctuary with the Lajos family under the pretense that she is actually a Christian by birth. Peter is the first to succumb to her charms, and he recklessly spends his savings on trinkets for her--and hours in the field with her. Then she turns to Paul, a college student, who soon loses interest in his studies and in Irma. Peter is fired when Nubi convinces Lajos that he has forced himself on her. Then, Lajos himself submits to her charm. When a veritable storm threatens, El Moro enters the house, declaring that he has been married to Nubi for 4 years and that she is the daughter of a chieftan. As Nubi and her mocking laughter subside, the sun breaks through the clouds, and all is sweet and serene again. +

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

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