A wandering gypsy marries a wealthy young man on whose land her band had been encamped.

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Zara - the Gypsy
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Bob Hunter - the Wealthy Landowner
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A band of gypsies pitched camp on the game preserves of the Hunter family. When informed of this fact by the man in charge, young Bob Hunter decided to go and order them to move on. The chief of the tribe threatened violence and refused to move. In his determination, he was encouraged by his daughter Zara. Bob was much aggravated by her opposition, and at the same time he could not help admiring her. He let the gypsies stay, and came every day to steal a glimpse of the beautiful nomad. One day after she had tantalized him by crossing a stone wall which he had ordered her not to cross, he capitulated and made friends. Their friendship ripened into love, and he proposed to her. Zara hesitated because of their different stations in life, but finally accepted, although a gypsy lover threatened to make trouble. Bob and Zara were married. After his wife was fitted with stylish apparel. Bob took her home. There he was astonished and disappointed to find that his mother and sister refused to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Romance

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3 August 1911 (USA)  »

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Miss Lawrence gives an intimate picture of the girl's untamed but womanly heart
2 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Florence Lawrence has created a new individuality in her representation of this gypsy girl. There are some pretty scenes in this film and they are well photographed, but the picture's great interest centers in the gypsy. She belongs to a truculent Romany band characterized as "dangerous," which has camped on a grassy hillside, the property of a young clubman. The gypsies won't leave, so this man himself comes up from the city and meets the girl. His marriage to her and her reception by the man's mother and sister make a story that is very well acted and acceptable; but one that would surely lack importance without some such intimate picture as Miss Lawrence gives of the girl's untamed but womanly heart. This gypsy girl is not so delightful as a former character of this player, the hoyden, because it is not so close to us; but it roots deeper; there's more to it, and it required more of the artist. It is therefore a more praiseworthy piece of work. The picture gives no typical story of real life; it is not even a probable one. - The Moving Picture World, August 19, 1911


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