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Wild Oranges (1924)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 20 January 1924 (USA)
Millie Stope lives with her grandfather on a remote island. Her grandfather fled there for political reasons. But they're not alone. An escaped prisoner, Nicholas, is terrorizing them, and ... See full summary »


King Vidor


Joseph Hergesheimer (by), King Vidor (adapted by) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Frank Mayo ... John Woolfolk
Virginia Valli ... Millie Stope
Ford Sterling ... Paul Halvard
Nigel De Brulier ... Litchfield Stope (as Nigel de Brulier)
Charles A. Post ... Iscah Nicholas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Kirkwood


Millie Stope lives with her grandfather on a remote island. Her grandfather fled there for political reasons. But they're not alone. An escaped prisoner, Nicholas, is terrorizing them, and further more, he's interested in Mllie. John Woolfolk has lost his wife in an accident and tries to forget by sailing in his yacht aimlessly on the ocean. By chance he drops anchor in a bay of that island. He soon finds out that something is wrong on that island, and furthermore, he falls in love with Millie, who sees in him a chance to get off that island. But Nicholas has threatened her with rape and murder if she tries to escape, and he has found out about her plans... Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Drama | Romance


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In the scene where Iscah places Millie on top of a stump of a young cypress tree that had been cut down: There is a webbed foot that appears out of the water beside an alligator's head. The accurate three fingered claw (The minimal alligator thumb can not be seen) appears to be connected to the alligator beside it. Though, due to the mobility of an alligator and their very short legs, it could not be of the alligator in the water. Based upon the movement of the alligators in the various edited scenes, there are real and fake alligators used. The fake gators are in the scenes with the actress and actor. At that time, or now, it is not hard to get alligator head and hide in the area of the Jacksonville, Florida, movie studios, near where this film was shot. See more »


Title Card: The incident aroused Woolfolk.
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Alternate Versions

In 2006, Turner Entertainment Co. copyrighted a 88-minute version with a musical score composed by Vivek Maddala and played by The Third Angle Ensemble. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Television and had its world television premiere on the Turner Classic Movies channel on 5 November 2006. See more »


Edited into Spisok korabley (2008) See more »

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Good silent film
11 November 2006 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

John Woolfolk (Framk Mayo) has his new bride tragically killed right after they get married. He decides to seal himself off from other people and sail the seas. After a few years he comes ashore and finds beautiful Millie (Virginia Valli) who lives with her senile father and childlike but violent Nicholas (Charles A. Post). Millie falls for John and, eventually, breaks through to him. He wants to take her and her father away--but Nicholas has other plans...

Pretty much unknown until TCM showed it recently. It's a beautiful print with nicely tinted scenes and a great new score also. The film itself is just basically a nice solid drama--well acted and directed. Valli is beautiful, Mayo is masculine and Post is downright frightening as Nicholas. Well-done movie--worth catching.

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Release Date:

20 January 1924 (USA) See more »

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Arance selvatiche See more »

Filming Locations:

Jacksonville, Florida, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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