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The Spanish Dancer (1923)

A love story between Don Cesar de Bazan and a beautiful Gypsy dancer.


Herbert Brenon


Beulah Marie Dix (adaptation), Philippe Dumanoir (play) (as Philippe François Pinel Dumanoir) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Pola Negri ... Maritana - Gypsy fortune teller
Antonio Moreno ... Don Cesar de Bazan
Wallace Beery ... King Philip IV
Kathlyn Williams ... Queen Isabel of Bourbon
Gareth Hughes ... Lazarillo
Adolphe Menjou ... Don Salluste
Edward Kipling Edward Kipling ... Marquis de Rotundo
Anne Shirley ... Don Balthazar Carlos (as Dawn O'Day)
Charles A. Stevenson ... Cardinal's Ambassador
Henry Vogel Henry Vogel ... Olivares
Robert Agnew ... Juan


A love story between Don Cesar de Bazan and a beautiful Gypsy dancer.

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Release Date:

1924 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Die spanische Tänzerin See more »


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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Pola Negri's role (Maritana) was originally written for Rudolph Valentino. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original release version, in both the United States and in foreign territories, was nine reels long. The original nine reel European version of the film, which apparently was made of out takes, survives at the Nederlands Filmmuseum. The US version survives in a re-edited five reel version Kodascope that was created in the 1930's. See more »


Version of Ruy Blas (2002) See more »

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Passionate Pola
16 April 2000 | by rudy-46See all my reviews

A fine romantic drama starring the tempestuous Pola Negri as the Gypsy dancer Maritana who falls in love with Don Cesar de Bazan, a penniless nobleman played by Antonio Moreno. Pola's classic beauty is evident here and she gives a worthy performance. Other noble actors who would eventually have great success in talkies are Wallace Beery as the self-centered King Philip IV of Spain and Adolphe Menjou as the conniving Don Saluste. A young Dawn O'Day can briefly be seen who would grow up to be the adult actress Anne Shirley. One of the more outstanding performances in this film was given by the great actress Kathlyn Williams. Her portrayol of the domineering Queen Isabel of Bourbon in all her regal beauty and splendor was nothing but brilliant. It is fine early cinema like this which justifies the art of film preservation.

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