The Gallant Hussar
|The Gallant Hussar|
|Directed by||Géza von Bolváry|
|Produced by||Hermann Fellner
|Written by||Arthur Bárdos
|Distributed by||Woolf & Freedman Film Service
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.
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 – Lieutenant Stephen Alrik
- Evelyn Holt – Mary Wentworth
- Paul Hörbiger – Baron von Korporetzky
- Paul Otto – Oberst von Stromm
- Hilde Hildebrand – Vilma von Noszty
- Ernő Verebes – Bubenyik
- Ibolya Szekely – Katy
- Gyula Szöreghy – Herr Ocks
- Fritz Alberti – Michael Toth
- Franz Paray – Paul von Noszty
- Elisabeth Pinajeff – Rosie Velkovicz
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