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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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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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One of the films in the 3-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives (2004)", compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 5 American film archives. This film is preserved by George Eastman House, has a running time of 13 minutes and an added piano score.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 The Wiz (1978)See more »

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A real treat to see this film, 26 April 2012
Author: Paularoc from United States

What a treat it was to see this early film of the Wizard of Oz story. I did not know that there was a 1903 musical play and that this film was based in part on that and not entirely on the book. It does explain the cow – something that had me scratching my head, figuratively. I am most appreciative to those reviewers that provided this background information. While I wish the print I saw had been a little sharper (I could not read some of the documents), I nonetheless enjoyed it, particularly the cyclone scene and the dancing. While of course technically primitive, I still found it enchanting and how it must have even more enchanted the audiences of 1910. As some reviewers have pointed out, comparisons with the 1939 film are pointless but it is interesting what an endlessly fascinating subject the story of Oz is. Fortunately this bit of film history has not been lost.

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