Gretchen the Greenhorn

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.

Gretchen the Greenhorn
Newspaper advertisement
Directed byChester M. Franklin
Sidney A. Franklin
Story byBernard McConville
StarringDorothy Gish
Ralph Lewis
Eugene Pallette
Distributed byTriangle Film Corporation[1]
Release date
  • September 3, 1916 (1916-09-03)
Running time
5 reels
58 minutes (restored version)
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


Preservation status

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

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


  1. "Gretchen the Greenhorn, 1916". San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  2. "Gretchen, the Greenhorn". Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  3. "The Galen Biery Collection". Whatcom Museum. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.