The Gypsy Chief

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The Gypsy Chief
Directed by Carl Wilhelm
Produced by Gustav Althoff
Written by Franz Schulz
Starring Paul Heidemann
Margarete Schlegel
Fritz Schulz
Robert Garrison
Cinematography Max Grix
Distributed by Filmhaus Bruckmann
Release dates 27 March 1929
Country Germany
Language Silent
German intertitles

The Gypsy Chief (German:Der Zigeunerprimas) is a 1929 German silent drama film directed by Carl Wilhelm and starring Paul Heidemann, Margarete Schlegel and Fritz Schulz. It is an adaptation of the 1912 operetta Der Zigeunerprimas composed by Emmerich Kálmán with a libretto by Julius Wilhelm and Fritz Grünbaum.[1] Robert A. Dietrich worked as the film's art director.



  1. ^ Prawer p.83


  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.

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