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Thursday, January 26, 2023


Roy William Neill directed this little gem.

Baron Tovar (Douglass Dumbrille) is determined to find the killer of a man from his empire. He proceeds to arrest an entire band of gypsies and imprisons them in his castle while he does his investigation.

Meanwhile a stranger named Michael (Jon Hall) does not believe any of the gypsies are the killer and sets out to prove them innocent. He is aided by a beautiful gypsy named Carla (Maria Montez.

There are a lot of action sequences in this film and it turns into a swashbuckling film by the rip roaring conclusion. It turns out Tovar is behind the killing and it's all a plot for him to marry Carla and inherit the kingdom that she is really the ruler of.

The rest of the cast for the beautiful Technicolor film includes Peter Coe, Nigel Bruce, Leo Carillo, Gale Sondergaard and Oliver Blake. I cannot recommend this enough for anyone who is looking for simple cinema escapism.

This is still how all films should be made.

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