Fun Size Review: Gretchen the Greenhorn (1916)

gretchen the greenhorn

A rare treat from Dorothy Gish’s solo career, life in the tenements is all fun and games until someone starts a counterfeiting ring. Dorothy plays a cute little number from the Netherlands, who falls for a nice Italian boy. That’s all well and good but Eugene “Friar Tuck” Pallette is lurking about, the foul counterfeiter! Light as a feather but highly enjoyable.


See how cute?

[toggler title=”How does it end? (click here for a spoiler)” ]The nasty counterfeiters kidnap Gretchen but the police save the day and it all ends with a wedding.[/toggler]

If it were a desert it would be:


A Snickerdoodle. America and the Netherlands can do great things when they join forces.

You can read my full-length review here.