~Wild Oranges~
1924
~Promotional photograph from The California
Theater to promote the screening of "Wild
Oranges," in 1924~
~Plot Synopsis~
It's a pity that there are apparently no longer any public copies available of this suspense drama by King
Vidor because at the time of its release, its sophisticated approach to filmmaking impressed critics and
fans alike. It takes place at a bay near the Georgia swamps, where John Woolfolk (Frank Mayo) lands in
his yacht. After the death of his wife in an accident he had taken a cruise with just one friend, Paul
Halvard (Ford Sterling). When Woolfolk goes ashore for water, he discovers old Lichfield Stope (Nigel de
Brulier) and his granddaughter, Nellie (Virginia Valli), who are virtually being held prisoner by Iscah
Nicholas, a half-crazed, half-childlike homicidal maniac (Charles A. Post). Woolfolk tries to help the girl,
but when he comes back to shore, he finds that Nicholas has killed Stope and tied Nellie to a bed.
Woolfolk fights the brute and takes Nellie to his yacht, but Nicholas follows after them. He shoots at the
boat, injuring Halvard, and is finally killed by a mad dog that breaks its leash and attacks him.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: King Vidor

Written by:
King Vidor - adaptation
Tom Miranda - titles


Based on the novel by Joseph Hergesheimer.
~Wild Oranges~

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
~189-71: Frank Mayo & Virginia Valli~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Released by: Goldwyn-Cosmopolitan Distributing Corporation

Music by: Vivek Maddala
Cinematography by: John W. Boyle
C
ostume Design by: Sophie Wachner
Settings: Cedric Gibbons
Director of Photography - Second Unit: Paul Ivano
Editorial Director:
June Mathis

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: November 18, 1923
~189-2: Virginia Valli~
~Digitally Restored photograph of Nigel De Brulier & Virginia Valli~

~Look
to the right for the original version~