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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

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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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$927,953
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Mary Pickford Company See more »
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Technical Specs

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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Tess of the Storm Country Is Hypnotic
27 July 2005 | by jdonovan-9See all my reviews

I had never seen a silent movie until July 24, 2005. I had never seen a movie with Mary Pickford in it. I've seen thousands of movies. Very few are hypnotic to me. I found Last of the Mohicans and Unforgettable (Ray Liotta) to be hypnotic, so consider the source as you read this. I started watching Tess of the Storm Country on TCM just to see who this Mary Pickford was, who has been credited by many for launching Hollywood. I had no idea what I was in for. Two hours later, I snapped out of it, and realized I'd watched one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen, playing a role perfectly suited to her. Imagine a movie fan in 1922, having never seen anyone that gorgeous and that expressive before. You would have to see her again and again. The setting was perfect for a girl that expressive. She was a poor squatter, couldn't speak the King's English, but you had to admire her. What a movie... time to start my Mary Pickford movie collection!


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