7.1/10
88
6 user

Orchids and Ermine (1927)

A telephone operator at an opulent hotel falls in love with a young man who turns out to be a rich oil millionaire.

Director:

Writers:

(titles), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The first in the series, and the only movie to feature older sister Joan. Lionel Barrymore and Spring Byington portrayed Judge and Mom Hardy; roles later taken on by Lewis Stone and Fay Holden.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Cecilia Parker, Eric Linden
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The king of a European country, who is a child, meets the cowboy star of a traveling circus.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Tom Mix, Mickey Rooney, James Kirkwood
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The good and evil within humanity collide in a horrific confrontation in this faithful retelling of Stevenson's classic story.

Director: B. Luciano Barsuglia
Stars: Gianni Capaldi, Shaun Paul Piccinino, David Beatty
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

With his high school graduation behind him, Andy Hardy decides that as an adult, it's time to start living his life. Judge Hardy had hoped that his son would go to college and study law, ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland
Ella Cinders (1926)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Colleen Moore, Lloyd Hughes, Vera Lewis
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Jesse Duffy
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Douglas Scott, Marvin Stephens
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A crooked jockey tries to reform.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Tom Brown, Maureen O'Sullivan, James Gleason
Po zakonu (1926)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A five-person team of gold prospectors in the Yukon has just begun to enjoy great success when one of the members snaps, and suddenly kills two of the others. The two survivors, a husband ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kuleshov
Stars: Aleksandra Khokhlova, Sergey Komarov, Vladimir Fogel
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Tom Buckingham
Stars: Katherine Perry, Allan Forrest, Mickey Rooney
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Albert Herman
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Monty Banks Jr.
Mickey's Pals (1927)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Albert Herman
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Billy Barty, Monty Banks Jr.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Alma Bennett ...
...
...
Jed Prouty ...
...
Carolynne Snowden ...
Hattie (as Caroline Snowden)
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Doyle ...
...
Mickey McGuire (as Mickey McGuire)
Edit

Storyline

A telephone operator at an opulent hotel falls in love with a young man who turns out to be a rich oil millionaire.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

mistaken identity | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

6 March 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arminhos e Orquídeas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first Colleen Moore film for 1927. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Colleen Moore on a Bus in the Rain
18 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cute comedy with Colleen Moore as a switchboard operator at a fancy hotel who meets an oil millionaire from Oklahoma but she thinks he's the valet. Not a great comedy but perfectly OK with a nice performance by Moore, who by the late 20s was one of the biggest box office draws in movies.

Several good scenes save this but is seems a bit sluggish and slow to get going. Jack Mulhall plays the millionaire, Sam Hardy is the valet, Gwen Lee is Ermintrude the "friend," Hedda Hopper plays the sales lady, and 7-year-old Mickey Rooney plays a midget! Moore is very good once the story gets rolling, a natural comic and film actress, she could be beautiful or look like Harry Langdon. Her trademark hair-do made her stand out. The rest of the cast is fine in this little comedy.

Orchids and Ermine was a big hit, but not as big as Lilac Time in 1928, which was a smash! Unfortunately Colleen Moore flopped in a series of badly made semi-talkies and a few attempts at talkies.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page