The Gallant Hussar
The Gallant Hussar (German: Der fesche Husar) is a 1928 German-British romance film directed by Géza von Bolváry and starring Ivor Novello, Evelyn Holt, and Paul Hörbiger. It was based on a story by the Hungarian writer Arthur Bárdos and Margarete-Maria Langen.
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The film was a co-production made under an agreement between Gainsborough Pictures and the German studio Felsom-Film and was shot in Berlin. After the passage of the Cinematograph Films Act 1927 by the British Parliament it was classified under the terms of the Act as a foreign film and only received a limited release in Britain. It is also known under the alternative title The Bold Dragoon. It is now considered a lost film.
Along with A South Sea Bubble (1928), the film marked a significant change in the role played by Novello. He had previously appeared as unsettled, outsider figures in films such as The Lodger, but from now on played more well-balanced romantic figures.
- Ivor Novello as Lieutenant Stephen Alrik
- Evelyn Holt as Mary Wentworth
- Paul Hörbiger as Baron von Korporetzky
- Paul Otto as Oberst von Stromm
- Hilde Hildebrand as Vilma von Noszty
- Ernő Verebes as Bubenyik
- Ibolya Szekely as Katy
- Gyula Szőreghy as Herr Ocks
- Fritz Alberti as Michael Toth
- Franz Paray as Paul von Noszty
- Elisabeth Pinajeff as Rosie Velkovicz
- Bergfelder, Tim; Cargnelli, Christian, eds. (2008). Destination London: German-Speaking Emigrés and British Cinema, 1925–1950. New York: Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-0-85745-019-7.
- Low, Rachael (1997) . The History of British Film. Volume IV, 1918–1929. Hoboken, NJ: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-20634-4.
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- Slattery-Christy, David (2008). In Search of Ruritania: Ivor Novello. Milton Keynes: AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1-5403-9082-0.
- Williams, Michael (2003). Ivor Novello: Screen Idol. London: British Film Institute. ISBN 978-0-85170-982-6.