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.
Think Chicago started as a 1970’s musical? Think again! The original play by Maurine Watkins was filmed twice before it was ever a musical, once as a silent and once as a talkie. Juicy though the story of murderesses and corruption was, the behind-the-scenes action was just as intriguing.
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An extremely rare film with Dorothy Gish in the starring role. She is Gretchen, a newly transplanted Dutch maiden who finds romance, adventure and danger in her new home, New York. When she stumbles onto a counterfeiting ring, Gretchen must find a way to save herself and her father from the ruthless criminals.
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