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* BoundAndGagged

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* BoundAndGaggedBoundAndGagged: Nicholas has Millie bound and gagged on the bed and is almost certainly about to rape her when John comes to the rescue.



* DamselInDistress

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* DamselInDistressDamselInDistress: Millie, BoundAndGagged by Nicholas, rescued by John.

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* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: A pretty effective shot in which the killer dog charging down on Nicholas in the dark is shown as two lights in the blackness.


* {{Undercrank}}: The big fight scene is sped up.

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* {{Undercrank}}: The big fight scene is sped up.up.
* WantedPoster: How we learn that Nicholas is wanted for murder. How does Millie, who's never left the island, have the poster? The world may never know.


* DefrostingIceQueen / RomancingTheWidow (gender reversed)
* DiesWideOpen: A close up of John's wife's face in the opening scene after she's thrown from a carriage.

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* DefrostingIceQueen / RomancingTheWidow (gender reversed)
RomancingTheWidow: Gender-reversed. John is roaming the earth in his boat because, after the death of his wife, he shuns all companionship. Millie, who immediately falls in love with him, defrosts him.
* DiesWideOpen: A close up of John's wife's face in the opening scene after she's thrown from a carriage. (Amusingly, the closeup is repeatedly followed by a cut to a medium shot in which the actress's eyes are closed.)


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* HollywoodDarkness: Uses the very common silent movie convention where nighttime scenes are tinted a purple-blue shade.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Millie is not at all interested when Nicholas tries to ask nicely if she'll marry him.


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* ChekhovsGun: The AngryGuardDog seen several times in the movie, chained up in the backyard, barking angrily whenever there's a disturbance. At the end the dog breaks loose from its chains and kills Nicholas.

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* LiteralAssKicking: John kicks Nicholas right in the butt after wresting the knife away from him.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: Mixed with NeutralFemale. Most silent film performers Milked the Giant Cow to show emotion, but in this movie Millie does it while John is in a life-or-death struggle with Nicholas over a knife.


A sailor, John Woolfork, who lost his wife in a carriage accident, now travels the seas lonely (presumably he's filthy rich, or else we'd wonder why he's jobless). He lands near an isolated house in Florida and meets a woman, Millie, who is living with her grandfather Litchfield (a Civil War veteran) and is menaced by a neigbor Nicholas. Woolford and Millie meet and part, but he soon returns, because he's in love with her. The menacing neighbor turns out to have been a wanted killer. He kills Millie's grandfather and takes her captive. Woolford frees her (actually she frees herself, but he fights the killer) but in the struggle a lamp burns the house down.

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A sailor, John Woolfork, Woolfolk, who lost his wife in a carriage accident, now travels the seas lonely (presumably he's filthy rich, or else we'd wonder why he's jobless). He lands near an isolated house in Florida and meets a woman, Millie, who is living with her grandfather Litchfield Stope (a Civil War veteran) and is menaced by a neigbor Nicholas. Woolford and Millie meet and part, but he soon returns, because he's in love with her. The menacing neighbor turns out to have been a wanted killer. He kills Millie's grandfather and takes her captive. Woolford frees her (actually she frees herself, but he fights the killer) but in the struggle a lamp burns the house down.


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* TitleDrop: As John eats wild oranges on the Stope estate, a title card explains how wild oranges are bitter at first but are later "pungent and zestful".


A silent film from 1924, directed by Creator/KingVidor. A sailor, John Woolfork, who lost his wife in a carriage accident, and now travels the seas lonely (presumably he's filthy rich, or else we'd wonder why he's jobless) lands near an isolated house in Florida and meets a woman, Millie, who is living with her grandfather (a CivilWar veteran) and is menaced by a neigbor Nicholas. Woolford and Millie meet and part, but he soon returns, because he's in love with her. The menacing neighbor turns out to have been a wanted killer. He kills Millie's grandfather and takes her captive. Woolford frees her (actually she frees herself, but he fights the killer) but in the struggle a lamp burns the house down.

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A ''Wild Oranges'' is a silent film from 1924, directed by Creator/KingVidor. Creator/KingVidor.

A sailor, John Woolfork, who lost his wife in a carriage accident, and now travels the seas lonely (presumably he's filthy rich, or else we'd wonder why he's jobless) jobless). He lands near an isolated house in Florida and meets a woman, Millie, who is living with her grandfather Litchfield (a CivilWar Civil War veteran) and is menaced by a neigbor Nicholas. Woolford and Millie meet and part, but he soon returns, because he's in love with her. The menacing neighbor turns out to have been a wanted killer. He kills Millie's grandfather and takes her captive. Woolford frees her (actually she frees herself, but he fights the killer) but in the struggle a lamp burns the house down.



* InformedFlaw: Millie is supposedly afraid of everything because of influence from her grandfather, who saw the horrors of the Civil War. It shows up mainly in one scene where she's suddenly afraid of the ocean, right after saying she wants to be free.

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* InformedFlaw: ShellShockedVeteran: Litchfield was "stricken with the curse of Fear" after fighting in the Civil War. He has passed this fear of the outside onto his granddaughter Millie.
* {{Skinnydipping}}: What
Millie is supposedly afraid of everything because of influence from her grandfather, who saw doing in the horrors waters of the Civil War. It shows up mainly in one scene where she's suddenly afraid of inlet when John sees her for the ocean, right after saying she wants to be free.first time.


A silent film from 1924, directed by Creator/KingVidor. A sailor, John Woolford, who lost his wife in a carriage accident, and now travels the seas lonely (presumably he's filthy rich, or else we'd wonder why he's jobless) lands near an isolated house in Florida and meets a woman, Millie, who is living with her grandfather (a CivilWar veteran) and is menaced by a neigbor Nicholas. Woolford and Millie meet and part, but he soon returns, because he's in love with her. The menacing neighbor turns out to have been a wanted killer. He kills Millie's grandfather and takes her captive. Woolford frees her (actually she frees herself, but he fights the killer) but in the struggle a lamp burns the house down.

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A silent film from 1924, directed by Creator/KingVidor. A sailor, John Woolford, Woolfork, who lost his wife in a carriage accident, and now travels the seas lonely (presumably he's filthy rich, or else we'd wonder why he's jobless) lands near an isolated house in Florida and meets a woman, Millie, who is living with her grandfather (a CivilWar veteran) and is menaced by a neigbor Nicholas. Woolford and Millie meet and part, but he soon returns, because he's in love with her. The menacing neighbor turns out to have been a wanted killer. He kills Millie's grandfather and takes her captive. Woolford frees her (actually she frees herself, but he fights the killer) but in the struggle a lamp burns the house down.


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* DiesWideOpen: A close up of John's wife's face in the opening scene after she's thrown from a carriage.
* DownerBeginning: The first scene is John Woolfork's beloved wife getting killed in a carriage accident.

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A silent film from 1924. A sailor, John Woolford, who lost his wife in a carriage accident, and now travels the seas lonely (presumably he's filthy rich, or else we'd wonder why he's jobless) lands near an isolated house in Florida and meets a woman, Millie, who is living with her grandfather (a CivilWar veteran) and is menaced by a neigbor Nicholas. Woolford and Millie meet and part, but he soon returns, because he's in love with her. The menacing neighbor turns out to have been a wanted killer. He kills Millie's grandfather and takes her captive. Woolford frees her (actually she frees herself, but he fights the killer) but in the struggle a lamp burns the house down.

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A silent film from 1924.1924, directed by Creator/KingVidor. A sailor, John Woolford, who lost his wife in a carriage accident, and now travels the seas lonely (presumably he's filthy rich, or else we'd wonder why he's jobless) lands near an isolated house in Florida and meets a woman, Millie, who is living with her grandfather (a CivilWar veteran) and is menaced by a neigbor Nicholas. Woolford and Millie meet and part, but he soon returns, because he's in love with her. The menacing neighbor turns out to have been a wanted killer. He kills Millie's grandfather and takes her captive. Woolford frees her (actually she frees herself, but he fights the killer) but in the struggle a lamp burns the house down.

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A silent film from 1924. A sailor, John Woolford, who lost his wife in a carriage accident, and now travels the seas lonely (presumably he's filthy rich, or else we'd wonder why he's jobless) lands near an isolated house in Florida and meets a woman, Millie, who is living with her grandfather (a CivilWar veteran) and is menaced by a neigbor Nicholas. Woolford and Millie meet and part, but he soon returns, because he's in love with her. The menacing neighbor turns out to have been a wanted killer. He kills Millie's grandfather and takes her captive. Woolford frees her (actually she frees herself, but he fights the killer) but in the struggle a lamp burns the house down.

The "wild oranges" in the title refers to the metaphor of wild oranges, which we are helpfully told by the intertitles are bitter when you first taste them but ultimately rewarding.
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!!Tropes include:

* BoundAndGagged
* DamselInDistress
* DefrostingIceQueen / RomancingTheWidow (gender reversed)
* InformedFlaw: Millie is supposedly afraid of everything because of influence from her grandfather, who saw the horrors of the Civil War. It shows up mainly in one scene where she's suddenly afraid of the ocean, right after saying she wants to be free.
* TwistedAnkle: Happens to the ''hero'', who gets his foot stuck in a hole in the floor, loses his gun, and gets attacked by the killer.
* {{Undercrank}}: The big fight scene is sped up.

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