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Tess of the Storm Country (1922)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 12 November 1922 (USA)
Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom. Many of the men in the squatters' village have their eyes on ... See full summary »

Director:

John S. Robertson (as John Robertson)

Writers:

Grace Miller White (by), E. Lloyd Sheldon (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mary Pickford ... Tessibel 'Tess' Skinner
Lloyd Hughes ... Frederick Graves
Gloria Hope Gloria Hope ... Teola Graves
David Torrence ... Elias Graves
Forrest Robinson Forrest Robinson ... Orn 'Daddy' Skinner
Jean Hersholt ... Ben Letts
Danny Hoy Danny Hoy ... Ezra Longman
Robert Russell Robert Russell ... Mr. Daniel 'Dan' Jordan
Gus Saville Gus Saville ... Old Man Longman
Madame De Bodamere Madame De Bodamere ... Mrs. Longman
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Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom. Many of the men in the squatters' village have their eyes on young Tess, and one of them, Ben Letts, frames Tess's father for murder. While maintaining her father's innocence, Tess must keep her love for Graves' son a secret, while caring for Elias' daughter's illegitamate child. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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MARY PICKFORD...with the sunny curls and tawdry tatters, the roguish smile, quaint impudence and splendid faith of the inimitable Tess. (Print Ad- Sunday Oregonian, ((Portland Ore.)) 31 December 1922)

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1922 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiskertøsen See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Mary Pickford Company See more »
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Runtime:

(1998 alternate) |

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

In 1998, The Mary Pickford Foundation copyrighted a 118-minute sound version produced by Timeline Films and Milestone Film & Video. The music score was written by Jeffrey Mark Silverman, orchestrated by Miriam Mayer and performed by Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Hugh Munro Neely conducting. See more »

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Silent Classic
5 April 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom. Many of the men in the squatters' village have their eyes on young Tess, and one of them, Ben Letts, frames Tess's father for murder. While maintaining her father's innocence, Tess must keep her love for Graves' son a secret, while caring for Elias' daughter's illegitimate child.

This has to be one of the defining films in Mary Pickford's career. At around two hours, it is something of an epic length by silent film standards. That is, if you ignore the D. W. Griffith film "Intolerance". A lot happens in two hours when you have nothing to say.

The version I watched was on DVD as part of a "Milestone Collection". I would say the digitally remastering was not top notch. A good deal of it was pixelated, and I imagine it is films like this where you really get the difference when you have a scan from the negative rather than just transferring the film over from a prior source.


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