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
Russ Powell ...
Burgomaster (as J. Russell Powell)
Snitz Edwards ...
Caesar
William Orlamond ...
Governor
Ignatz ...
Himself - a Mouse
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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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Comedy | Romance

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29 January 1927 (USA)  »

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A vörös malom  »

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1.33 : 1
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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle got the assignment to direct this film because William Randolph Hearst felt guilty about how his newspapers had savaged Arbuckle during his three murder/rape trials in 1922 and ruined his career, despite his eventual acquittal. See more »

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Haunted Revolver
25 March 2008 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Here's the thing.

If you love film, you'll love the experiments in cinematic narrative of "Citizen Kane," but at the same time wonder why he chose Hearst and Davis to pick on. You would think that the choice in subject would be every bit as nuanced, especially as the choice is popularly credited with destroying him in Hollywood.

And that might lead you to some of Marion Davis' films, especially this one directed by a similarly blacklisted Fatty Arbuckle. This is such a gem. Actually, its quite ordinary, but she is so special in it, it will glow forever. It seems that she would have been better off without Hearst's interest in her. She had the stuff.

The climax of this has something of a different flavor than the rest of it, which pretty much follows the formula of the day. It has a pacing that was unusual for the time. Hard to notice today when such things seem like the way the world breathes. But Fatty knew his stuff, and so did Marion. And so did Orson but he actually relied on them.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.


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