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Gretna Green (1915 film)

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Gretna Green
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Directed byThomas N. Heffron
Written byThomas Heffron (scenario)
Based onGretna Green
by Grace Livingston Furniss
StarringMarguerite Clark
Arthur Hoops
Wilmuth Merkyl
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 15, 1915 (1915-03-15)
Running time
40 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (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 (under Scottish law).[3]

Cast

  • 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

References

  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 978-1-74220-374-4.


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