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The Wizard of Oz
Also known as Le sorcier d’Oz in France
(1925) American
B&W : Seven reels / [?] 6200 or 6300? feet
Directed by Larry Semon

Cast: Larry Semon [the farmhand; the Scarecrow; and the toy maker], Dorothy Dwan [Dorothy], Oliver N. Hardy (Oliver Hardy) [her beau; and the Tin Woodsman], Charles Murray [the Wizard of Oz], Bryant Washburn [Prince Kynd], Mary Carr [Auntie Em], Josef Swickard [Prime Minister Kruel], Virginia Pearson [Lady Vishuss], Frank Alexander [Uncle Henry; and the Prince of Whales], Otto Lederer [Ambassador Wikked], Frederick Ko Vert [the phantom of the basket], William Hauber, William Dinus; G. Howe Black [?] (Spencer Bell)? [Snowball; and the Cowardly Lion], [?] Wanda Hawley?, [?] Chester Conklin?

Chadwick Pictures Corporation production; distributed on State Rights basis by [?] Chadwick Pictures Corporation? / Scenario by L. Frank Baum Jr. (Frank J. Baum), Leon Lee and Larry Semon, from the novel The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Art direction by Robert Stevens. Assistant directors, William King + [Robert Stevens]. Photographed (cinematography) by H.F. Koenekamp, Frank Good (Frank B. Good) and Leonard Smith. Titles (intertitles) by Leon Lee. Edited by Sam Zimbalist (Sam S. Zimbalist). / © 27 June 1925 by Chadwick Pictures Corporation [LP21623]. World premiere 7 February 1925 at the Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Released 19 April 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production began shooting in October 1924.


Survival status: Print exists in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: African-Americans - Authors: L. Frank Baum - Falls - Farms - Kingdoms

Listing updated: 10 November 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : FilmYearBook-1926 p. 59; Kerr-Silent pp. 151-152, 154, 319; Limbacher-Feature p. 279; Shipman-Cinema p. 86; Skretvedt-LaurelHardy pp. 29, 44; Weaver-Twenty p. 319 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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