Tillie is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by Frank Urson and starring Mary Miles Minter. The scenario was written by Alice Eyton, based on the novel Tillie, the Mennonite Maid by Helen Reimensnyder Martin. Tillie reunited Minter with Allan Forrest, her most frequent leading man from her time at Mutual Film and the American Film Company, for the first time since their 1919 picture Yvonne from Paris. As with many of Minter's features, Tillie is thought to be a lost film.


As described in various film magazine reviews, Tillie Getz (Minter) is a girl living in a community of Mennonites with her harsh father Jacob Getz (Beery), who treats her little better than a slave. Tillie longs for education and for an escape from the drudgery of her life, but only the kindly Doc Weaver (Littlefield) understands her ambitions.

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    director Frank Urson
    genre drama
    keywords church film magazine mennonite way of life
    productionCompany Realart Pictures Corporation
    publisher Paramount Pictures