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The location of the story is unclear from contemporary sources. MPW commented that the film is "commendable for its excellent atmosphere of Romany ... More Less

The location of the story is unclear from contemporary sources. MPW commented that the film is "commendable for its excellent atmosphere of Romany life." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Jun 19
p. 217.
MPN
21 Jun 19
p. 4219.
MPW
21 Jun 19
p. 1829.
Variety
13 Jun 19
p. 49.
Wid's
8 Jun 19
p. 7.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 July 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
27 July 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14007
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Rhona, daughter of the gypsy king and next in line to succeed him, chooses Wester Churen for her husband and thereby inflames her other suitor Francisco Buckley. While visiting near the gypsy camp, artist Roger Barrington is so taken by Rhona's beauty that he asks her to pose for a portrait. Francisco induces Rhona to steal Roger's valuables, and Rhona is so ashamed after Roger catches her, that she agrees to pose for him. Francisco has told Wester of Rhona's whereabouts, and in a fit of jealousy he finds his wife at Roger's home. Rhona is expelled from the gypsy camp, but her father later believes in his daughter's innocence and sends Wester for her. Rhona arrives as her father is about to die. Francisco stabs Wester, and Rhona then challenges Francisco to a knife duel. Francisco falls on his own knife and dies. The dying king gives his blessing to Rhona and the recovering ... +


Rhona, daughter of the gypsy king and next in line to succeed him, chooses Wester Churen for her husband and thereby inflames her other suitor Francisco Buckley. While visiting near the gypsy camp, artist Roger Barrington is so taken by Rhona's beauty that he asks her to pose for a portrait. Francisco induces Rhona to steal Roger's valuables, and Rhona is so ashamed after Roger catches her, that she agrees to pose for him. Francisco has told Wester of Rhona's whereabouts, and in a fit of jealousy he finds his wife at Roger's home. Rhona is expelled from the gypsy camp, but her father later believes in his daughter's innocence and sends Wester for her. Rhona arrives as her father is about to die. Francisco stabs Wester, and Rhona then challenges Francisco to a knife duel. Francisco falls on his own knife and dies. The dying king gives his blessing to Rhona and the recovering Wester. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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