The Gypsy Trail

The Gypsy Trail is a lost[1] 1918 American silent comedy film directed by Walter Edwards and written by Robert Housum and Julia Crawford Ivers. The film stars Bryant Washburn, Wanda Hawley, Casson Ferguson, Clarence Geldart, Georgie Stone, and Edythe Chapman. The film was released on November 17, 1918, by Paramount Pictures.[2][3]

The Gypsy Trail
Still with Bryant Washburn and Edyth Chapman
Directed byWalter Edwards
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byRobert Housum
Julia Crawford Ivers
StarringBryant Washburn
Wanda Hawley
Casson Ferguson
Clarence Geldart
Georgie Stone
Edythe Chapman
CinematographyJames Van Trees
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 17, 1918 (1918-11-17)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Edward Andrews (Washburn) worships the romance-loving Frances Raymond (Hawley), the daughter of wealthy parents, but she always turns down his proposals. Finally, she hints that she may be won over using caveman tactics. Edward hires a reporter, Michael Rudder (Ferguson), to kidnap Frances and take her to his country home, where he has installed his grandmother (Chapman) to act as a chaperon. Frances is won over by the ardent lovemaking of the reporter and when she suggests that they get married at once, the poor reporter runs away. Frances is now inconsolable, and Edward very obligingly goes in search of the wooer. When they return, the reporter reveals that he is wealthy and has a title and estate in England, but Frances decides in favor of the conventional Edward.



  1. The Library of Congress and Fiaf American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Gypsy Trail
  2. "Gypsy-Trail - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. "The Gypsy Trail". AFI. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  4. "Reviews: The Gypsy Trail". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (26): 35. December 21, 1918.

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