Set Free (film)

Set Free is a 1918 American silent comedy film directed by Tod Browning.[1] It is not known whether the film currently survives,[1] which suggests that it is a lost film.

Set Free
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Directed byTod Browning
Written byTod Browning
Joseph F. Poland
Rex Taylor
StarringEdith Roberts
Harry Hilliard
CinematographyAlfred Gosden
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • December 9, 1918 (1918-12-09)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


After discovering that her grandmother was a gypsy, Roma Wycliffe leaves her old- money life with her Aunt Henrietta, and goes to New York City to live as a gypsy.

Once she arrives in New York, Roma is mistaken for a thief and arrested. The kindly and rich woman Mrs. Roberts volunteers to take her under her wing to prevent her from going to jail. Her son John Roberts falls in love with Roma. Roma does not return his feelings, because his rich life style is a far cry from the freedom of gypsy life. John hires a group of street thugs to pretend to be his gypsy crew. The “gypsies” take their new role as gypsy thieves too far and start robbing a bank. John turns them in to the authorities. John and Roma agree to marry.



  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: Set Free". Retrieved May 5, 2008.
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