Lena and the Geese

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Lena and the Geese

Lena and the Geese

Release Date: June 17, 1912

Year    :   1912
Slogan    :   «A Story of Old Holland»
Genres    :   Drama, Comedy, Family, History
Production Companies    :   American Mutoscope & Biograph
Director    :   D.W. Griffith
Producers    :   D.W. Griffith
Writers    :   Mary Pickford
RunTime    :   20 mins.

A first-born baby girl is sent away and placed in the care of Gretchen, a trusted peasant woman, who is the widowed mother of a child about the same age. The two children grow up as sisters. Later, upon her deathbed, the noble lady repents and sends for her child to reinstate her. Gretchen takes this opportunity to make a great lady of her own daughter Lena, the goose girl, by sending her to court instead of the real heiress. Hence Lena is taken before the noble lady, happy in the belief that she has made reparation. Lena is now a great lady, but the title does not fit well-- She longs to be back with Gretchen and her "geeses".

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