Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This TV movie was originally telecast under the simpler title The Art of Crime; it was planned as the pilot for a series to be called Roman Grey. Ron Liebman essays the title role, an "assimilated" gypsy who runs a fashionable antique dealership. When he's not busy bargaining or wooing his live-in lady friend, Liebman tries to help a gypsy friend who has been accused of murder. Filmed on location in New York City, The Art of Crime was based on Bill Smith's novel Gypsy in Amber. The film has the pace of molasses in January, but it does tell you everything you ever cared to know (or ever will care to know) about gypsy lore and customs.
antique-dealer, gypsy, murder-suspect, name-clearing