Orchids and Ermine
- US 1927
- Stummfilm (englische ZT)
R: Alfred Santell, B: Carey Wilson, D: Colleen Moore, Gwen Lee, Hedda Hopper, Jack Mulhall, Sam Hardy, 75‘, English titles
Pink Watson goes to New York and becomes a telephone operator in a Grand hotel. While she dreams of falling in love with an oil magnate, she only meets his clumsy servant. Once again Colleen Moore, the most popular American comedienne in Germany, stands out in the role of the flapper. The most beautiful love scene takes place during a thunderstorm on the open deck of a New York bus. Berlin critics just adored the film: “The spice is added to this light-hearted play by the lovely Colleen Moore, a real comedy temperament, of quicksilver agility and an enchanting charm, with mischievousness on her neck and a thousand little devils flashing from her eyes. The audience enjoyed themselves splendidly.” (Berliner Morgenpost, 26 Jan 1928)
Orchids and Ermine is accompanied by Richard Siedhoff (piano) and Mykyta Sierov (oboe). Richard Siedhoff (Weimar) is an internationally acclaimed young silent film pianist. In addition to his own compositions for piano and improvisations for silent film concerts, he has composed film music for chamber ensemble and classical silent film orchestra. The Ukrainian oboist Mykyta Sierov regularly performs with orchestras and chamber music groups. His repertoire includes classical, jazz and pop music and own compositions.