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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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Director:
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 early version of the classic, based more on the 1902 stage musical than on the original novel. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Otis Turner 
 
Writing credits
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Wizard of Oz" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
13 min (20 fps)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz (1987) (V)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Very Short, Early 'Oz', 19 December 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is a shock, at first, to view. It looks so primitive that you can hardly believe what you're seeing. It makes the 1939 version look like today's advanced technology, in comparison. The sky, for instance, looks like a cheaply painted paper mache that just moves right to left. That is supposed to indicate a windy day and looks so hokey you watch this in amazement. But, it's 1910, and the very early years of motion pictures, so I am not ridiculing it. In fact, it makes you marvel how much they advanced in just several decades of film-making after this was made.

It is interesting to note some of the differences in the story, too, such as Nebraska being mentioned instead of Kansas, but this was adapted from a stage play, not the novel (as the '39 film was). Differences aside, it was still fascinating to watch because it's almost like going to school and watching your kids in some Middle School production! Once again, I am not slamming it because I realize when it was made and appreciate the effort....and historical value of this film. Also, it's hard to get much of a story in when the film's running time is only 13 minutes.

Note: a young Bebe Daniels plays "Dorothy." You can see this movie on DVD as part of the "More Treasures From the American Film Archives, which was released in 2004.

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