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Orchids and Ermine (1927)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 6 March 1927 (USA)
A telephone operator at an opulent hotel falls in love with a young man who turns out to be a rich oil millionaire.

Director:

Alfred Santell

Writers:

Carey Wilson (story), Carey Wilson (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Colleen Moore ... 'Pink' Watson
Jack Mulhall ... Richard Tabor
Sam Hardy ... Hank
Gwen Lee ... Ermintrude
Alma Bennett ... The Vamp
Hedda Hopper ... The Modiste
Kate Price ... Mrs. McGinnis
Jed Prouty ... Leander Blom
Emily Fitzroy ... Mrs. Blom
Carolynne Snowden Carolynne Snowden ... Hattie (as Caroline Snowden)
Yola d'Avril ... Telephone Operator
Brooks Benedict ... Chauffeur
Mickey Rooney ... Mickey McGuire (as Joe Yule Jr.)
Bobby Doyle Bobby Doyle ... Bell Hop
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A telephone operator at an opulent hotel falls in love with a young man who turns out to be a rich oil millionaire.

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Colleen's on the phone (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 March 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arminhos e Orquídeas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Film debut of Mickey Rooney. See more »

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Colleen Moore at her most charming.
16 December 2001 | by sapearsoSee all my reviews

Colleen Moore was one of the really great comediennes of the silent era. Orchids and Ermine shows her off at her very best. Her puzzlement at the appearance of Mickey Rooney is worth the movie by itself. And when she rejects the fresh overtures of Jack Mulhall and leaves with her dignity intact, it is not difficult to see why he would chase her through New York City in a driving rain, board a double-decker bus, pay the bus driver to catch up with her bus, and then leap from the top of his bus to hers in order to explain himself. What male would not be smitten? When true love triumphs in the end it hardly seems contrived. Surely no male, rich or poor, would ever consider life worth living without Colleen Moore.


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