Gretchen the Greenhorn

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Gretchen the Greenhorn
Directed by Chester M. Franklin
Sidney A. Franklin
Story by Bernard McConville
Starring Dorothy Gish
Ralph Lewis
Eugene Pallette
Distributed by Triangle Film Corporation[1]
Release date
  • September 3, 1916 (1916-09-03)
Running time
5 reels
58 minutes (restored version)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

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.[1] Set in an immigrant section of an American city, the film avoids heavy stereotyping, according to the booklet accompanying the DVD release notes.


Preservation status[edit]

The only known complete copy was donated by Galen Biery to the Hollywood Studio Museum in 1991.[3] Fully restored, it was presented at a UCLA film festival in 1993[3] and is in the Museum of Modern Art and UCLA Film and Television Archives.[2]

Home media[edit]

It is included in the 2004 DVD box set More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931.


  1. ^ a b c "Gretchen the Greenhorn, 1916". San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Gretchen, the Greenhorn". Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "The Galen Biery Collection". Whatcom Museum. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 

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