GYPSY WILDCAT (1944)
aka La Gata Gitana
aka Alma Gitana
(Action/Adventure, 1 hr 15 min, Technicolor)
Universal - U.S.A.
Roy William Neill
Nigel Bruce, Leo Carrillo, Jon Hall, Gale Sondergaard, Peter Coe, Maria Montez (As: Carla)
The action revolves around a group of gypsies wrongly imprisoned for the murder of a count. Dumbrille portrays the wicked baron who actually commits the crime and then pins it on the gypsies.
Hall is the baron's messenger, who knows the gypsies are innocent and sets out to prove it. He notices gypsy dancer Carla (Montez) wearing a pendant with the dead man's coat of arms and discovers she is really the count's long lost sister and rightful heir to the throne.
When Hall accuses Dumbrille of the crime, he is thrown into the dungeon with the gypsies. But they join forces, overpower the guards, and escape. Montez, who had already promised to marry the baron in return for the freedom of her people, is then abducted by Dumbrille. But Hall returns to save the day, killing the baron and winning the heart of Montez.
In this movie appeared Leo Carrillo as Anube, Carla's foster father, he was known with the role of Pancho in the TV serie of the 50's THE CISCO KID.
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