Wooden Shoes (1917)

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Just in case there was any doubt, the plot of Wooden Shoes begins in Holland, where we are introduced to heroine Pampy (Bessie Barriscale). Emigrating to the U.S. to find her wealthy grandfather, Pampy discovers that she has been replaced by an impostor who has already assumed control of grandpa's mansion. Unable to prove her identity, our heroine drifts to an artist's colony in New York's Lower East Side, where she is "adopted" by a group of fellow Dutch expatriates. She also falls in love with artist Donald Luther (Jack Livingston), and it is he who kicks the impostor out of the grandfather's house and restores Pampy to her rightful place in the scheme of things. Not unexpectedly, this pre-PC effort contains several ethnic jokes about "typical" Dutch customs and conventions.

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inheritance, artist, generation-gap, grandfather, impersonation, millionaire, orphan, reunion, search