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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
Owen Moore ...
Dennis
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Gretchen
George Siegmann ...
Willem (as George Siegman)
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Captain Jacop Van Goop
Russ Powell ...
Burgomaster (as J. Russell Powell)
Snitz Edwards ...
Caesar
William Orlamond ...
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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 more »

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Comedy | Romance

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29 January 1927 (USA)  »

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A vörös malom  »

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(2006 alternate)

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1.33 : 1
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Barred from working under his own name by Will Hays after the 1922 scandal, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle deliberately selected a pseudonym, Will B. Goodrich, that spelled out "Wlll Be Good." See more »

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It's OK
8 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This silent takes place in Holland (for some reason). Tina (Marion Davies) is a maid at the Red Mill. Her boss treats her like dirt, she's lonely and has no friends. One day she meets hunky Dennis Wheat (Owen Moore) and falls in love. Naturally he barely knows she exists. It all comes to a head a few months later.

This movie is, to put it mildly, way too plot heavy. The main plot goes all over the place and brings in some wildly improbable turns. There's tons of unfunny slapstick (the part where Davies struggles to put up an ironing board was especially painful to watch) and the movie wavers uncomfortably between romance, comedy and drama. It's well-done and well-directed and the acting helps--Davies is beautiful and full of life and Moore is unbelievably handsome and hunky. But, all in all, I was bored and couldn't wait for it to end. I give this a 4.


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