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His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz
Also known as [The New Wizard of Oz], [His Majesty, the Scarecrow], [The Scarecrow of Oz], [The Wizard of Oz]
(1914) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by L. Frank Baum

Cast: Violet Macmillan [Dorothy], Frank Moore [the Scarecrow], Pierre Couderc [the Tin Woodsman], Fred Woodward [the Cowardly Lion; the kangaroo; the crow; the cow; the mule; and the wooden horse], Raymond Russell [King Krewl], Arthur Smollet [Googly-Goo], J. Charles Hayden [the Wizard of Oz], Todd Wright [Pon, the gardener’s boy], Vivian Reed [Princess Gloria], May Wells [Old Mombi], Mildred Harris [Button Bright], [?] Harold Lloyd?, [?] Hal Roach?

Oz Film Manufacturing Company production; distributed by Oz Film Manufacturing Company through Alliance Films Corporation. / Produced by L. Frank Baum and Louis F. Gottschalk. Scenario by L. Frank Baum, from the play adaptation The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Paul Tietjens and A.B. Sloane of the novel The New Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Assistant technical manager, Will H. White. Assistant director, Harold Ostrom. Music score by Louis F. Gottschalk. / Released 7 December 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was rereleased in 1919. The film was edited and rereleased in 1920 as part of a combined movie and stage musical presentation.

Comedy-Drama: Fantasy.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1984.

Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 10 May 2010.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.1984; Limbacher-Feature pp. 110, 172; Reilly-Lloyd p. 14 : ClasIm-225 p. C14 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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