Wild Oranges

Wild Oranges is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by King Vidor, adapted from a story by Joseph Hergesheimer. On January 12, 2010, the film had its first home video release, on the Warner Archive DVD series.


When John Woolfolk's wife dies in an accident, he vows not to open himself to future emotional harm. With a shipmate, Paul Halvard, he begins sailing around the world, coming to anchor near an isolated, dilapidated mansion on the Southern coast, inhabited by a young woman, Nellie Stope, and her grandfather, Litchfield, who lives in fearful seclusion after his experiences in the Civil War. The one other inhabitant is a brutish "servant," Iscah Nicholas, who terrorizes the other two and is later revealed to be an escaped convict and "homicidal maniac."