The Patchwork Girl of Oz
Also known as The Ragged Girl of Oz in the USA; De Aventuen van Ojo in Wonderland in Holland
B&W : Five reels
Staged (directed) by J. Farrell Macdonald (J. Farrell MacDonald)
Cast: Pierre Couderc [Scraps, the patchwork girl], Violet Macmillan [Ojo, a Munchkin boy], Frank Moore [Unk Nunkie], Fred Woodward [Mewel, the mule; the Woozy; and the Zoop], Raymond Russell [Doctor Pipt], Haras Dranet (Leontine Dranet) [Margolotte Pipt, his wife], [?] Bobbie Gould or Bobby Gould? [Jesseva Pipt, their daughter], Dick Rosson [Danx, her Munchkin sweetheart], Jessie May Walsh [Ozma of Oz], Frank Bristol [Omby Amby, a soldier with green whiskers], Marie Wayne [Jinjur, a maid from Emerald City], Vivian Reed [the leader], Mildred Harris [Dorothy], Juanita Hansen [a bell ringer], Ben Deeley [Rozyn, the fiddler], Todd Wright [the Wizard of Oz], Herbert Glennon [the Scarecrow], Al Roach (Hal Roach) [the Cowardly Lion; and a Tottenhot], Lon Musgrave [the Tin Woodsman], William Cook [the royal chamberlain], Andy Anderson [the hungry tiger], Harold Lloyd [a Tottenhot], [?] Florence Dagmar?, [?] Blanche Lang or Blanch Long?, [?] Queenie Rossom?
Oz Film Manufacturing Company production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by L. Frank Baum and Louis F. Gottschalk. Associate producer, Harold Ostrom. Scenario by L. Frank Baum, from the book The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Assistant technical manager, Will H. White. Assistant director, Harold Ostrom. Cinematography by James A. Crosby. Original music score by Louis F. Gottschalk. / © 5 October 1914 by L. Frank Baum [LU4111]. Premiered 6 August 1914 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in Los Angeles, California. Released 28 September 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The first Oz Film production. Working title: The Ragged Girl of Oz. Couderc was also known as “L’Etoile Grotesque.” The film was rereleased in the USA as The Ragged Girl of Oz in 1919.
Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (American Film Institute/Murray Glass collection) [35mm positive]; in the film holdings of Glenn Film Supply [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Authors: L. Frank Baum
Listing updated: 10 May 2010.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Tarbox-Lost pp. 190, 206, 256 : ClasIm-223 p. 56 : Website-AFI; Website-Lloyd.
Home video: DVD.