Spanish Eyes
Directed byG. B. Samuelson
StarringAnthony Ireland
Dennis Noble
Donald Calthrop
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Release date
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Spanish Eyes is a 1930 British musical film directed by G. B. Samuelson and starring Anthony Ireland, Donald Calthrop and Dennis Noble.[1] It had a gypsy theme and was made at Twickenham Studios in West London. The film was made at night, to allow other more important productions to use the studio in the daytime - a common practice at Twickenham during the era.

The film became known for the death of Nita Foy, a West End chorus girl who was working on the film, in what became known as "the Film Studio Horror".[2] Foy was invited to Donald Calthrop's dressing room for a drink where her costume caught fire.[3] Although the inquest exonerated him Calthrop's career never entirely recovered from the incident.[4]




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  2. ^ Sweet p.94
  3. ^ Sweet p.94-96
  4. ^ Sweet p.96-100