The Water Gipsies
Directed byMaurice Elvey
Written byA.P. Herbert (novel)
Miles Malleson
Alma Reville
John Paddy Carstairs
Basil Dean
Produced byBasil Dean
StarringAnn Todd
Sari Maritza
Ian Hunter
CinematographyRobert De Grasse
Robert Martin
Edited byOtto Ludwig
Music byVivian Ellis
Ernest Irving
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • 7 November 1932 (1932-11-07)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Water Gipsies is a 1932 British, low-budget "quota quickie" drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Ann Todd, Sari Maritza and Ian Hunter.[1][2] It is an adaptation of the 1930 novel The Water Gipsies by A.P. Herbert. The film was made at Beaconsfield Studios. Vivian Ellis worked as the film's composer, and later used some of the music in the 1955 stage musical adaptation of the novel.



  1. ^ Matthew Sweet (2 January 2007). "Fancy a quickie?". The Guardian.
  2. ^ "The Water Gipsies (1932)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on 13 January 2009.