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Wild Orchids (1929)

 -  Romance | Drama  -  23 February 1929 (USA)
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A prince in Java tries to seduce his visitor's wife, but he's discovered.

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Cast

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Lillie Sterling
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John Sterling
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Prince De Gace
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Lillie Sterling comes with her husband, John, on a business trip to Java, expecting a second honeymoon. On the ship, she witnesses Javanese Prince De Gace mercilessly whipping a servant and shrinks in horror from the sight. When John is befriended by the Prince, who is very attracted to Lillie, she tries to have little to do with him. During a conversation in their room, John is called away to answer a wire, and the Prince steals a kiss in his absence, for which she slaps him. So she is understandably upset when John accepts the Prince's invitation to stay at his plantation in Java when he promised to arrange a tiger hunt. She tries to dissuade John from going, but John says he always wanted to shoot a tiger and she is being unreasonable. Once at the plantation, John is too busy to pay much attention to Lillie, and when he is away, the Prince tries to seduce her. Lillie flees in tears after another kiss, afraid of her own emotions. Finally, she embraces the Prince when he tries again,... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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Romance | Drama

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TV-G
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23 February 1929 (USA)  »

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Wild Orchids  »

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$322,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System) (musical score and sound effects)|

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1.20 : 1
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During production Greta Garbo's friend and mentor, Mauritz Stiller, died in Sweden. Devastated by his death, Garbo traveled to Sweden incognito to mourn his death. Her secretive travel plans were quickly foiled when she was recognized on the voyage. See more »

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Featured in The Divine Garbo (1990) See more »

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Som en Vild Orkidé
Music by Georg Enders
Lyrics by Nils-Georg
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Typical MGM late silent with elegant Garbo
1 September 2000 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

On a trip to Java, Garbo falls for a charming native prince (Asther), after being neglected by businessman husband (Stone). Routine romantic triangle has its weak spots, but Garbo's elegance can smooth them out. A silent with music score and sound effects.


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