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Monte M. Katterjohn is listed as the author of the scenario according to the copyright descriptions. Reviews and news items credit director Apfel with the adaptation. The film was re-released by Fox on 19 Jan ... More Less

Monte M. Katterjohn is listed as the author of the scenario according to the copyright descriptions. Reviews and news items credit director Apfel with the adaptation. The film was re-released by Fox on 19 Jan 1919. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
11 Dec 15
p. 1261.
MPN
4 Dec 15
p. 92.
MPW
4 Dec 15
p. 1845.
MPW
3 Apr 15
p. 69.
Variety
3 Dec 15
p. 21.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Romany Rye by George Borrow (London, 1857).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 November 1915
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
21 November 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7052
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Novelist Daniel Esmond, who wants to write his greatest novel about the Romany Gypsies, is summoned to the deathbed of his father, who confesses the seduction of a Romany Gypsy girl twenty years earlier, and asks Daniel to provide for the child of the union. When Daniel asks to join the Gypsies, Gorgiko, a hunchback, notices that Daniel's ring is the same type as the one left for the beautiful Ursula by her mother. Daniel, who after a fight becomes the Gypsy leader Lavengro, rescues socialite Isobel Berner when her car crashes through a bridge rail. After Ursula is seduced by Isobel's fiancé, Lord Duncan, she accuses Daniel of the seduction, although he rebuked her earlier advances because of his love for Isobel. According to Romany law, Daniel and Ursula are flogged. Before Ursula dies, she tells Gorgiko about Duncan, then Gorgiko tells Daniel and reveals their relationship. They rush to Isobel's wedding, where Gorgiko shoots Duncan and kills himself, after which Daniel marries ... +


Novelist Daniel Esmond, who wants to write his greatest novel about the Romany Gypsies, is summoned to the deathbed of his father, who confesses the seduction of a Romany Gypsy girl twenty years earlier, and asks Daniel to provide for the child of the union. When Daniel asks to join the Gypsies, Gorgiko, a hunchback, notices that Daniel's ring is the same type as the one left for the beautiful Ursula by her mother. Daniel, who after a fight becomes the Gypsy leader Lavengro, rescues socialite Isobel Berner when her car crashes through a bridge rail. After Ursula is seduced by Isobel's fiancé, Lord Duncan, she accuses Daniel of the seduction, although he rebuked her earlier advances because of his love for Isobel. According to Romany law, Daniel and Ursula are flogged. Before Ursula dies, she tells Gorgiko about Duncan, then Gorgiko tells Daniel and reveals their relationship. They rush to Isobel's wedding, where Gorgiko shoots Duncan and kills himself, after which Daniel marries Isobel. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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