Tillie


1922

Film Details

Also Known As
a Mennonite maid
Release Date
Jan 29, 1922
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Realart Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Tillie, a Mennonite Maid by Helen Reimensnyder Martin, Frank Howe, Jr. (New York, 1904) Tillie, a Mennonite Maid .

Synopsis

Tillie, daughter of a stern Pennsylvania Dutch farmer, Jake Getz, is treated as a farm chattel by her father, the trustee of the will of Sarah Oberholtzer, who leaves an inheritance to Tillie on the condition that she become a Mennonite before her 18th birthday. Doc Weaver takes an oath never to tell Tillie of this bequest, but the lawyer who draws up the will accepts a promissory note from young Absalom, whom he informs of the contents of the will. Absalom asks Jake for the hand of Tillie, promising him a stake in her inheritance. Frightened at the prospect of marrying Absalom, Tillie attempts suicide but is saved by Doc and Jack Fairchild, a stranger who learns about the will. Tillie then becomes a Mennonite, and to escape her father's tyranny she runs away. Tillie and Jack are married, and although she is turned from the church, Jack, who is Sarah Oberholtzer's nephew, assures her of her rights.

Film Details

Also Known As
a Mennonite maid
Release Date
Jan 29, 1922
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Realart Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Tillie, a Mennonite Maid by Helen Reimensnyder Martin, Frank Howe, Jr. (New York, 1904) Tillie, a Mennonite Maid .

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The copyright and working title of this film was Tillie, a Mennonite Maid.