MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,287 this week

A Florida Enchantment (1914)

 -  Comedy  -  10 August 1914 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 105 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

A young woman discovers a seed that can make women act like men and men act like women. She decides to take one, then slips one to her maid and another to her fiancé. The fun begins.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 1010 titles
created 24 Oct 2011
 
a list of 8566 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 25 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 248 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Florida Enchantment (1914)

A Florida Enchantment (1914) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Florida Enchantment.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sexy Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.

Director: John Francis Dillon
Stars: Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Thelma Todd
The Squaw Man (1914)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A chivalrous British officer takes the blame for his cousin's embezzlement and journeys to the American West to start a new life on a cattle ranch.

Directors: Oscar Apfel, Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Dustin Farnum, Monroe Salisbury, Winifred Kingston
Calamity Jane (1953)
Comedy | Musical | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Charlie talks wealthy farmer's daughter Tillie into eloping with him (and taking her father's money). In the city Tillie gets drunk and lands in jail while Charlie runs off with her money ... See full summary »

Directors: Mack Sennett, Charles Bennett
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Young Pauline is left a lot of money when her wealthy uncle dies. However, her uncle's secretary has been named as her guardian until she marries, at which time she will officially take ... See full summary »

Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie
Stars: Pearl White, Crane Wilbur, Paul Panzer
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave her as a wedding gift: she needs money to cover her debts. The general secretly buys ... See full summary »

Director: Max Ophüls
Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica
Victim (1961)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure (homosexual acts still being illegal). But he's gay himself...

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price
Red River (1948)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Dunson is driving his cattle to Red River when his adopted son, Matthew, turns against him.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson
Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru
Our Betters (1933)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Although the British upper class may be thought our betters in society, but they are certainly not our betters, and perhaps our equals, in morality.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Constance Bennett, Violet Kemble Cooper, Phoebe Foster
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Sidney Drew ...
Edith Storey ...
Charles Kent ...
Mrs. Sidney Drew ...
Bessie Horton (as Jane Morrow)
Ada Gifford ...
Ethel Lloyd ...
Lillian Burns ...
Grace Stevens ...
Allan Campbell ...
Cortland Van Deusen ...
Frank O'Neil ...
Edit

Storyline

A young woman discovers a seed that can make women act like men and men act like women. She decides to take one, then slips one to her maid and another to her fiancé. The fun begins.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 August 1914 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Goofy Gender Bender
30 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

This early feature-length film, "A Florida Enchantment", has a novel and goofy story of a woman discovering old seeds that reverse one's gender. She and her servant take one each and, supposedly, become men (although they're still played by the same actresses and, often, appear to the other characters to be female when they're wearing dresses). She also gives one to her fiancé, and he is thus feminized. The narrative, however, is lacking beyond the comedy of genders exaggerating the characteristics of the opposite sex. There are party and travel scenes that don't progress the plot. This gender-bending comedy probably would've fit the one or two-reel format better than it does the hour-plus length. In fact, an early short film, Alice Guy's "The Consequences of Feminism" (Les Résultats du féminism)(1906) was a similar gender-role-reversal farce. Additionally, this narrative suggests some homosexuality and, especially, cross-dressing, but not in any daring way, but rather as an extension of the gender-reversal amusement.

The gender transformations are less than convincing, but I suppose that doesn't matter. More bothersome is the servant characters in blackface and the otherwise rather racist characterizations of blacks in this film. The goggled eyes and jokes based on the servant's stupidity or the lead character striking her maid made valet are insulting rather than funny. Otherwise, the film is of little cinematic interest. It's rather prosaically filmed. There are a few abrupt cuts, which don't distinguish the passing of time (i.e. direct cuts instead of fades or something similar). Overall, "A Florida Enchantment" is, at best, mildly amusing in parts.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Fascinating window into the past DaisyThompson
Discuss A Florida Enchantment (1914) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page