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The Red Mill (1927)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  29 January 1927 (USA)
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A silent version of the Victor Herbert-Henry Blossom operetta

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Tina
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Gretchen
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Willem (as George Siegman)
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Captain Jacop
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Burgomaster (as J. Russell Powell)
Snitz Edwards ...
Caesar
William Orlamond ...
Governor
Ignatz ...
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A silent version of the Victor Herbert-Henry Blossom operetta

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winter | windmill | well | wedding | tavern | See All (31) »

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

29 January 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A vörös malom  »

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(2006 alternate)

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1.33 : 1
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Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle got the assignment to direct "The Red Mill" because William Randolph Hearst felt guilty about how his papers had attacked him during his three murder/rape trials in 1922 and ruined his career despite his eventual acquittal. See more »

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A humorous fairy tale with unbelievably detailed set
3 January 2008 | by (Small Town, New England, USA) – See all my reviews

I agree with my predecessor on the beauty and artistry of this masterpiece of the Seventh Art. I offer my hat to TCM for completing an outstanding restoration of a masterpiece of Americana. The musical score that was added this silent film was well chosen and replaces very well the missing dialog.

I would like to bring the attention of the reader on the props and decor used in the movie. The details of the set mimicking the Holland country side complete with its channels, windmills, iced ponds, and buildings are so well detailed with the means of the day. For example, look at at the decoration the bedrooms, the kitchen where Ms. Davis strenuously works, and notice the matching outdoor scenery showing through the kitchen windows. The haunted red mill with it's intricate detail appears right out of a Currier and Yves lithograph. It is fascinating that the director give us such a realistic vision of the set. For example, pay attention to the intricacies of the mechanism powered by the sails (arms) of the windmill as the raging storm shakes the old structure. The entire set is a work of art to preserve as a fine example of the quality and wholesomeness that made Hollywood, the "dream factory", world famous.

I offer my thanks to TCM for preserving such masterpiece and to Michael Picton for such a delightful musical score for generations to enjoy.

PS: The "Burgomaster" or Burgomeester was the town mayor in Holland and a person of considerable power in these small communities.


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