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The Red Mill
(1927) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6337 feet
Directed by William Goodrich (Roscoe Arbuckle) + [King Vidor, George Hill, Eddie Mannix]

Cast: Marion Davies [Tina], Owen Moore [Dennis], Louise Fazenda [Gretchen], George Siegmann [Willem], Karl Dane [?] [Captain Edam or Captain Jacob]?, J. Russell Powell [the burgomaster], Snitz Edwards [Caesar], William Orlamond [the governor], Fred Gambold [the innkeeper], Major Roup, Ignatz the mouse

Cosmopolitan Productions production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation [Marion Davies Productions]. / Produced by Irving Thalberg. Scenario by Frances Marion, from the adaptation by Frances Marion of the operetta The Red Mill by Victor Herbert and Henry Martyn Blossom. Production design by Cedric Gibbons and Merrill Pye. Costume design by André-ani. Cinematography by Hendrik Sartov. Intertitles by Joe Farnham (Joseph Farnham). Edited by Daniel J. Gray. / © 2 March 1927 by Cosmopolitan Productions [LP23721]. Released 29 January 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / MGM production number 274. MGM release number 735. Edmonds-Arbuckle pp. 234 and 275 notes that a dissatisfied William Randolph Hearst demanded that King Vidor assist Arbuckle with the film’s direction. According to Davies-Times p. ?, George Hill and Eddie Mannix (among others) also directed sequences in the film. It is unclear which, if any, of those sequences were used. / Silent film.


Survival status: Print exists in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Rodents: Mice

Listing updated: 20 October 2009.

References: Brownlow-Parade p. 486; Davies-Times pp. 42, 54, 56, 112-114, 246; Dowd-Vidor p. 110; Eames-MGM p. 32; Edmonds-Arbuckle pp. 233, 234, 275; Kobal-Fifty p. 36; Maltin-Selected p. 24 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Jim Roup.

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