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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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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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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 in the swamp, a human hand appears out of the water beside an apparent alligator head. It's not clear if this is supposed to be a body part from a corpse or if it's a stuntman manipulating a fake alligator. If the latter, this would suggest an error. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: The incident aroused Woolfolk.
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Alternate Versions

In 2006, Turner Entertainment Co. copyrighted a 88-minute version with a musical score composed by Vivek Maddala and played by The Third Angle Ensemble. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Television and had its world television premiere on the Turner Classic Movies channel on 5 November 2006. See more »

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Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

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Unremarkable
27 September 2019 | by gbill-74877See all my reviews

Some pretty cool shooting on location in the swamps of Georgia, which director King Vidor pushed for and which was a big milestone for Hollywood, and some nice footage at sea as well. Unfortunately, it's not very remarkable otherwise. The story is weak, the pace is slow, and the cast has no star appeal. The characters in the deep South are also very cartoonish. I liked the scene where the widower (Frank Mayo) is thinking of the young woman (Virginia Valli), and she comes to him in an overlay, and it's probably the film's best, much better than the long, drawn-out brawl.

Favorite intertitle: "Mystery - the insidious scents of earth - the veiled lure of sex - Life's traps were set with just such treacheries!-"


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