Gretchen the Greenhorn

1   
  Every day into the great harbors of
America come shiploads of hopeful
immigrants, eager to try their fortunes
in this golden land of opportunity.

2
  Among the hopeful ones aboard
this ship, little Gretchen, fresh as the
tulips of her native fields and green
as the greenest grass that grows on
the Holland dykes.

GRETCHEN  .  .  .  DOROTHY GISH

3
  Gretchen's father, who having
preceded her by several years, is
still with childish faith, pursuing the
fortune that has thus far eluded 
him.

JAN VAN HOUCK  .  RALPH LEWIS

4
  In the harbor, a mystery ship
that is supposed to be an 
innocent merchantman.

5
  Her owner and his captain.

ROGERS  .  .  EUGENE PALLETTE
THE CAPTAIN  .  . ELMO LINCOLN

6
  Father affords the unusual
luxury of a cab, in honor of
Gretchen's coming.

7
One of Jan's neighbors, a favorite
  with the tenement children.

PIETRO  .  .  FRANK BENNETT

8
LITTLE MICKY GARRITY  .  .
        .  .  GEORGE STONE

9
"Hest du mean foedder zehn?"

10
"Haf you my Gretchen seen?"

11
"I don't get your lingo,
       Dutchy."

12
  She tells him of parting
from the loved ones of the
fatherland.

13
He prepares her to meet his
     American friends.

14
The first American she meets
      is our Italian.

15
The Widow Garrity and her brood--
  Americans from County Clare.

WIDOW GARRITY  .  .  KATE BRUCE

16
That night a party in honor of
           Gretchen.

17
  Rogers, owner of the mystery ship,
is also at the party, having rented a
room in the same tenement, for
reasons of his own.

18
A budding romance.

19
"Carissima mia!"

20
  Widow Garrity's frugal meal is
not sufficient for so many hungry 
mouths.

21
"I am so hungry."

22
"She gived us all her cake."

23
  He promises that when
success comes, they can help
all their neighbors.

24
  He woos her with her native
Dutch songs, sung in English with
an Italian accent.

25
  The shop of father Jan, master
engraver, where he is struggling to
build up a business.

26
  Rogers of the mystery ship pursues
the evil purpose for which he has
become a neighbor of Jan.

27
"Don't be mad at your Pietro."

28
  "That's great work, Jan, you
ought to be engraving money
for the government."

29
"I haf tried such a job to get -
    but I haf no friends."

30
  The Widow Garrity, fatally
stricken, is brought home from
the factory.

31
  "Promise me, Gretchen, you
will watch over my children
and keep them together."

32
  "I've seen my uncle, who is
superintendant of the mint and he
says if you can engrave an exact
copy of this he will give you a job."

33
"I vill do my best."

34
"Keep this quiet until I land
      the job for you."

35
  The plates finished, the
simple, credulous Jan turns
them over to Rogers.

36
  "Thank you, my goot friend, if I
get this job it will mean much to
my Gretchen and me."

37
  In a secret cabin aboard the
mystery ship, where Rogers and
his gang of counterfeiters have
been able so long to conceal their
outfit.

38
"These are birds, Rogers!
 Any gink will take these."

39
  Having found Jan so easy, Rogers
has now used the innocent Gretchen
to pass one of the bills on the pretext
of buying food for the Garrity children.

40
  "Here's another bill. Buy
the kids some toys - and bring
me the change."

41
  "Vat means this? You haf fooled
me! You haf printed my plates -
you are counterfeiter!"

42
  "You made the plates, she
passed one of the bills - you're
both in with me."

43
"Vat does it mean? Vill we
      get arrested?"

44
"It's all right kid, no one will
          ever know."

45
"I vill tell the police."

46
  "You don't dare to tell! Because
you and Gretchen would be the first
to go behind the bars."

47
  Jan has made good his threat
to inform the police, but has kept
it from Gretchen.

48
A Sunday outing.

49
  Rogers, fearing that Jan 
will betray him, plans to
prevent it.

50
Two confederates waiting in
      his room above.

51
  "The fake ambulance is at the
corner waiting. I'll be in the old
man's room and when you see me
wave my pipe, have Kelly on the 
roof give the signal."

52
"Pietro!"

53
"Papa!"

54
The signal that Jan has 
      been doped.

55
  The plain-clothes man that Jan's
notice to the police has brought to 
the scene.

56
Little Micky suspicious.

57
"I'll ask your papa after
         supper."

58
Pietro tells his good news to
         his friends.

59
"Some men carried your
     papa away."

60
  While the ship awaits the
tide Rogers stays ashore as
lookout.

61
  "Your father is all right. He was
tracked by the police and we sneaked 
him aboard the ship. He wants to
see you."

62
"Oh, they've taken our Micky!
     Let's tell Pietro!"

63
  "The boss says get under 
sail and he will be aboard in
ten minutes."

64
"Gretchen!"

65
"If you don't come,
    I'm going."

66
  "Mr. Rogers took Micky
and Gretchen to a big ship
with sails."

67
At the docks.

68
The harbor police.

69
"Lock them in with the outfit."

70
  "The kids are crazy. This
is a coaster - our papers are 
regular."

71
  After the conviction of the gang,
through the evidence of Gretchen 
and her father.
  At the church of St. Ann.

72
"Foedder, I'm married."

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