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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz -- An early version of the classic, based more on the 1902 stage musical than on the original novel.

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Writers:
L. Frank Baum (novel)
Otis Turner (scenario)
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Release Date:
24 March 1910 (USA) See more »
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An interesting bit of film and "Oz" history! See more (14 total) »

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Directed by
Otis Turner 
 
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L. Frank Baum  novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
Otis Turner  scenario

Produced by
William Nicholas Selig .... producer
 

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Also Known As:
"The Wizard of Oz" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
13 min (20 fps)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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The character of Imogene the cow is borrowed directly from the 1902 stage musical based on the book. She does not appear in the original book. In the stage version, she was used as a replacement for Toto the dog.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When Glinda appears, you can clearly see the actress jerking into position when the harness has stopped pulling her up.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Return to Oz (1964) (TV)See more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An interesting bit of film and "Oz" history!, 1 June 2000
Author: Chuck (chucwill@erols.com) from Washington, DC

Though primitive by today's film-making standards (the animals are portrayed by humans crawling around on all fours in animal costumes, the storm-filled sky is little more than a revolving painted sheet), this early version of the L. Frank Baum classic is an interesting bit of film and Oz history. Though only ten minutes in length, it manages to capture the main points of the story in encapsulated form. Certain well-choreographed (albeit naive) dance numbers indicate that it may have been conceived as a musical long before the 1939 version, and 9-year-old Bebe Daniels (later the hard-boiled Broadway star in "42nd Street") is a competent actress.

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