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Marrying Gretchen (1914)

Short | Short, Drama

Heinie, a Hollander, emigrates to America, and when he hears the foreman of the ranch where he works express longing for a wife, he devises a scheme whereby he secures the transportation of his own sweetheart. Gretchen, by telling the ...See moreHeinie, a Hollander, emigrates to America, and when he hears the foreman of the ranch where he works express longing for a wife, he devises a scheme whereby he secures the transportation of his own sweetheart. Gretchen, by telling the ranchman that she is the very ideal of his dreams. The big ranchman falls for the scheme so easily that Heinie shrewdly looks for further funds, and interests big Bill, a cowpuncher, who also falls for the far-away Dutch Venus. Both Bill and Steve, the foreman, receive letters written in Plattdeutsch, which neither can read, and which the ingenious Heinie translates, telling them that if they will send sufficient money for passage, she will sail immediately. Neither man knows of the other's correspondence, so both "come across" with the necessary funds. When Gretchen arrives, she is clad in exaggerated Dutch costume, that Bill and Steve immediately desire some way to escape their matrimonial dilemma and naturally hit upon the same route. They get Heinie aside, each separately, and give him another sum of money. While Heinie has been attending to these financial details, another cowboy, of quick impulse and energetic action, Fritz, finds a way to neglected Gretchen's heart, and when the minister comes, responsive to the call of Bill and Steve, Fritz gets hold of him first and marries Gretchen. Then the two ranchmen, learning of the duplicity of the disappointed Heinie, hold him at bay until he makes restoration, while Fritz walks away with Gretchen as his wife. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis See less
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Updated May 5, 1914

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May 5, 1914 (United States)

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Lester Cuneo
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Eleanor Blevins
Gretchen Gretchen   See fewer
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Robert Murdock
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Sid Jordan
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