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The pre-release titles of this film were Double Crossed and Romance for Roma . Some sources erroneously list the story credit as James P. or James F. Poland. Copyright records and Universal studio records state that Browning alone was responsible for the scenario, while reviews credit only Rex ... More Less

The pre-release titles of this film were Double Crossed and Romance for Roma . Some sources erroneously list the story credit as James P. or James F. Poland. Copyright records and Universal studio records state that Browning alone was responsible for the scenario, while reviews credit only Rex Taylor. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Dec 18
p. 147.
MPN
19 Oct 18
p. 2607.
MPN
16 Nov 18
p. 2985.
MPW
14 Dec 18
p. 1249.
MPW
21 Dec 18
p. 1386.
NYDM
28 Dec 18
p. 998.
Variety
6 Dec 18
p. 37.
Wid's
8 Dec 18
pp. 5-6.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Romance for Roma
Double Crossed
Release Date:
9 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
2 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13093
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Roma Wycliffe, a high-spirited girl bored with the lavender-and-old-lace atmosphere of her Aunt Henrietta's estate, discovers that her grandmother was a gypsy and decides to become one herself. Wearing gypsy clothing, she runs away to New York, where she is arrested on the suspicion that she is Gypsy Nan, a thief. Mrs. Roberts, whose poodle had attracted Roma's attention, intercedes for the girl and, promising to care for her, takes her to her lavish home. Young John Roberts falls in love with Roma, but the "gypsy" imagines him too stodgy. To win her love, John declares himself the leader of a band of gypsy thieves and then hires a gang of ruffians to prove his claim. When the thugs actually rob a bank, John has them arrested, and Roma, realizing the darker side of gypsy life, marries ... +


Roma Wycliffe, a high-spirited girl bored with the lavender-and-old-lace atmosphere of her Aunt Henrietta's estate, discovers that her grandmother was a gypsy and decides to become one herself. Wearing gypsy clothing, she runs away to New York, where she is arrested on the suspicion that she is Gypsy Nan, a thief. Mrs. Roberts, whose poodle had attracted Roma's attention, intercedes for the girl and, promising to care for her, takes her to her lavish home. Young John Roberts falls in love with Roma, but the "gypsy" imagines him too stodgy. To win her love, John declares himself the leader of a band of gypsy thieves and then hires a gang of ruffians to prove his claim. When the thugs actually rob a bank, John has them arrested, and Roma, realizing the darker side of gypsy life, marries John. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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