The Red Mill

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"You'll love Marion Davies as Tina, the little Dutch slavey in this riproarous film romance."
  • Passed
  • 1927
  • 1 hr 14 min
  • 6.8  (1,496)

The Red Mill is a charming romantic comedy from the silent film era featuring Marion Davies, Owen Moore, and Louise Fazenda. Set in the quaint village of Katwyk aan Zee in Holland, the film takes us on a whimsical journey through the beautiful countryside, where we meet a lively cast of characters. The story revolves around a beautiful and talented performer, Tina (Marion Davies) who is stuck performing in a second-rate traveling show. She dreams of making it big in the big city, but her fate seems to be sealed when the troupe is forced to perform in a small Dutch village.

Tina, however, is not one to give up on her dreams. She discovers that the neighboring Red Mill, a popular local attraction, is up for sale. With the help of a local resident, she convinces the owner to sell her the mill, and she opens a new, more upscale, nightclub in its place.

Complications arise when two men vie for Tina's affections, the handsome and wealthy Countess De Borgia (Owen Moore) and the kind-hearted but poor drummer of the show, Jaap (Karl Dane). Tina is torn between the two men, but fate seems to have a way of intervening and bringing the right people together.

The film is full of lively musical numbers and comedic moments, especially thanks to the hilarious performances by Louise Fazenda.

The scenic beauty of the Dutch countryside is also a highlight of the film. The film captures the essence of a picturesque Dutch village, complete with windmills, canals, and colorful gardens. The cinematography and art direction are superb, with attention paid to every little detail, which adds to the charm of the film.

Marion Davies also shines in her role as Tina. She brings a charisma and grace to the character, making her both relatable and enchanting. Owen Moore plays the debonair count with effortless charm, and Karl Dane brings genuine warmth to the film as Jaap.

The Red Mill is a delightful treat for fans of classic cinema. It's a timeless story of love, dreams, and destiny set against a backdrop of idyllic scenery and sparkling musical numbers. It's a must-see for anyone who loves a good romantic comedy and wants to explore the wonders of silent cinema.

The Red Mill is a 1927 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 14 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    1 hr 14 min
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    6.8  (1,496)