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


(as William Goodrich)


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Complete credited cast:
Willem (as George Siegman)
Captain Jacop
Russ Powell ...
Burgomaster (as J. Russell Powell)
Snitz Edwards ...
William Orlamond ...
Ignatz ...
Himself - a Mouse


Tina works as a barmaid at the Red Mill Tavern and is at the mercy of volatile and bad tempered owner, Willem. Dennis is a visitor to the area and Tina soon falls in love with him. Dennis doesn't share her feeling and leaves only to return later on. He becomes interested in Gretchen, the Burgomaster's daughter. However, Gretchen, about to enter into an arranged marriage with the Governor, is in love with Captain Jacop Van Goop. Tina and Gretchen enter into an elaborate masquerade in order to be with the men they each love. Written by jodlyn

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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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Did You Know?


Barred from working under his own name by Hollywood censor Will Hays after his 1922 scandal, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle deliberately selected a pseudonym, Will B. Goodrich, that spelled out "Will Be Good." See more »


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Pretty good comedy--very light and pleasant
9 April 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While this film isn't nearly as good as Marion Davies' best comedy, SHOW PEOPLE, it is still a pretty good silent comedy. It is NOT sophisticated and the humor is rarely laugh out loud funny, but it is nonetheless a sweet movie about mistaken identity as well as a poor and abused girl finally getting a break. Ms. Davies played an abused young lady--much like Cinderella. However, despite her nasty boss, she maintains a sweet disposition and eventually this decency is rewarded when she meets the right man. However, at about the same time, another woman is being forced to marry a man she does not love and so the two briefly change places--creating some mildly amusing moments. All in all, this is a nice movie with a few mild laughs--well made but not exactly life changing.

By the way, Davies' pet mouse is named "Ignatz" in honor of the Krazy Kat cartoons.

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