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Wild Oranges (1924)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 20 January 1924 (USA)
Millie Stope lives with her grandfather on a remote island. Her grandfather fled there for political reasons. But they're not alone. An escaped prisoner, Nicholas, is terrorizing them, and ... See full summary »

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

Joseph Hergesheimer (by), King Vidor (adapted by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Mayo ... John Woolfolk
Virginia Valli ... Millie Stope
Ford Sterling ... Paul Halvard
Nigel De Brulier ... Litchfield Stope (as Nigel de Brulier)
Charles A. Post ... Iscah Nicholas
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Millie Stope lives with her grandfather on a remote island. Her grandfather fled there for political reasons. But they're not alone. An escaped prisoner, Nicholas, is terrorizing them, and further more, he's interested in Mllie. John Woolfolk has lost his wife in an accident and tries to forget by sailing in his yacht aimlessly on the ocean. By chance he drops anchor in a bay of that island. He soon finds out that something is wrong on that island, and furthermore, he falls in love with Millie, who sees in him a chance to get off that island. But Nicholas has threatened her with rape and murder if she tries to escape, and he has found out about her plans... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arance selvatiche See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print) (2006 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Iscah places Millie on top of a stump of a young cypress tree that had been cut down: There is a webbed foot that appears out of the water beside an alligator's head. The accurate three fingered claw (The minimal alligator thumb can not be seen) appears to be connected to the alligator beside it. Though, due to the mobility of an alligator and their very short legs, it could not be of the alligator in the water. Based upon the movement of the alligators in the various edited scenes, there are real and fake alligators used. The fake gators are in the scenes with the actress and actor. At that time, or now, it is not hard to get alligator head and hide in the area of the Jacksonville, Florida, movie studios, near where this film was shot. See more »

Quotes

Iscah Nicholas: Gimme a kiss, Millie. Gimme a kiss, or I'll put you in the swamp!
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Alternate Versions

The French version names Nellie as Millie and Woolfolk as Voolvolk. See more »

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Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

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Restored Treasure Of The Silent Era, With A New Sound
9 November 2006 | by Patriotlad@aol.comSee all my reviews

Once again, Turner Classic Movies has done a great service to film buffs everywhere -- at least for those who have cable TV service and can get TCM -- with their TV debut of this film. Beautifully photographed in 1924, this extraordinary story gets restored to full health and with a new musical soundtrack.

From the very first scenes, "Wild Oranges" captures the bittersweet theme of love and loss, and plays it in a moving but subdued manner.

The film slowly builds to its final crescendo and it has a positive moral to the story: a few moments of courage is enough -- when mixed with love -- to annihilate a lifetime lived in fear and phobia-induced panic. Does that sound hackneyed, or 'cliched,' at all ?? Oh well. "Wild Oranges" ain't that at all. Perhaps that is because the telling of this kind of story in 1924 was not all that common. And if it was more common then than it seems, now, it still gets a 9 for the performance of Virginia Valli.

This is a small movie by comparison with "Ben Hur" in that same era, but with great, nay, almost visionary direction and camera work.

There's not a minute wasted in this movie. All the other congratulations, however, belong to the restoration team, the musical direction and the new soundtrack articulated for this movie. This is a long-lost classic of the silent screen era and its return, via TCM, is most welcome.


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