Gretna Green (1915 film)

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Gretna Green
Gretna Green 1915 filmposter.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Thomas N. Heffron
Written by Thomas Heffron (scenario)
Based on Gretna Green
by Grace Livingston Furniss
Starring Marguerite Clark
Arthur Hoops
Wilmuth Merkyl
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • March 15, 1915 (1915-03-15)
Running time
40 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Gretna Green is a 1915 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Thomas N. Heffron and distributed through Paramount Pictures. It is based on the Broadway play by Grace Livingston Furniss and stars Marguerite Clark.[1] The film is now presumed lost.[2]

The film and the play are based on the fame of the Scottish town Gretna Green. The town has become a popular destination for couples who want to legally marry as people under the age of 16 can do so without their parents' consent.[3]


  • Marguerite Clark as Dolly Erskine
  • Arthur Hoops as Sir William Chetwynde
  • Helen Lutrell as Lady Chetwynde
  • Lyster Chambers as Lord Trevor
  • Wilmuth Merkyl as Earl of Basset
  • George Stilwell as Captain Cardiff
  • J. Albert Hall as Colonel Hooker
  • Martin Reagan as Innkeeper
  • Julia Walcott as Innkeeper's Wife


  1. ^ Nunn, Curtis (1981). Marguerite Clark, America's Darling of Broadway and the Silent Screen. TCU Press. p. 169. ISBN 0-912646-69-1. 
  2. ^ Nunn 1981 p.VII
  3. ^ Wilson, Neil; Murphy, Alan (2010). Scotland (5 ed.). Neil. p. 189. ISBN 1-74220-374-4. 

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