Gretchen the Greenhorn
|Gretchen the Greenhorn|
|Directed by||Chester M. Franklin
Sidney A. Franklin
|Story by||Bernard McConville|
|Distributed by||Triangle Film Corporation|
58 minutes (restored version)
Gretchen the Greenhorn is an American silent film released in 1916. The film stars Dorothy Gish as a Dutch girl who emigrates to America to be with her father; they become entangled with a counterfeiting ring. Set in an immigrant section of an American city, the film avoids heavy stereotyping, according to the booklet accompanying the DVD release notes.
- Dorothy Gish as Gretchen Van Houck
- Ralph Lewis as Jan Van Houck
- Eugene Pallette as Rodgers
- Elmo Lincoln as Mystery Ship Captain
- Frank Bennett as Pietro
- Georgie Stone as Little Nicky Garrity
- Kate Bruce as Widow Garrity
The only known complete copy was donated by Galen Biery to the Hollywood Studio Museum in 1991. Fully restored, it was presented at a UCLA film festival in 1993 and is in the Museum of Modern Art and UCLA Film and Television Archives.
It is included in the 2004 DVD box set More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931.
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