Review: ‘Tess of the Storm Country’

Mary Pickford fans will revel with her in "Tess of the Storm Country" [based on the novel by Grace Miller White]. It's Mary Pickford all of the time. Pickford acts with her head, hands, and feet; she pantomimes and plays the part all of the while, with the titles often lending an additional but quiet though effective amusing touch.

Mary Pickford fans will revel with her in Tess of the Storm Country [based on the novel by Grace Miller White]. It’s Mary Pickford all of the time. Pickford acts with her head, hands, and feet; she pantomimes and plays the part all of the while, with the titles often lending an additional but quiet though effective amusing touch.

Naught to be said against the least item in the film. Everything has been done well, particularly the photography by Charles Rosher and the direction.

After Pickford, the finest performance is that of Ben Letts by Jean Hersholt. Hersholt makes his villainous character real, of the seafaring sort, shaggy and bearded, uncouth and rough. In contrast is the Teola Graves of Gloria Hope, carrying a miserable whining countenance that cannot bring her sympathy in a sympathetic role.

Tess of the Storm Country

Production

Pickford/United Artists. Director John S. Robertson; Screenplay Elmer Harris; Camera Charles Rosher; Art Director Frank Ormston

Crew

Silent. (B&W) Extract of a review from 1922. Running time: 110 MIN.

With

Mary Pickford Lloyd Hughes Gloria Hope David Torrence Forrest Robinson Jean Hersholt
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