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The New Wizard of Oz (1914)
"His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz" (original title)

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A wicked king has taken over the Emerald City, and wants his daughter, Princess Gloria, to marry the horrid courtier Googly-Goo, though she loves Pon, the Gardener's Boy. The camera now ... See full summary »

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A wicked king has taken over the Emerald City, and wants his daughter, Princess Gloria, to marry the horrid courtier Googly-Goo, though she loves Pon, the Gardener's Boy. The camera now follows two farmers placing a Scarecrow upon a pole in a cornfield. Meanwhile, Pon rescues a Kansas girl named Dorothy from the evil witch Mombi, to whom Princess Gloria has been taken by King Krewl to freeze her heart so she will no longer love Pon. An Indian princess conducts a ceremony to bring the Scarecrow to life. Pon rescues the cold-hearted princess and they flee in search of help, discovering the Scarecrow (who promptly falls in love with the princess) and Button-Bright, a lost boy from America. They come to the castle of the Tin Emperor, Nick Chopper, and after oiling him, he falls in love with Gloria. After a bit of a chase aided by the Sawhorse and the Wizard, Mombi turns Pon into a Kangaroo, and a slew of Fred Woodward's animals battle it out. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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The Oz Film Company presents L. Frank Baum's famous comedy


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Violet MacMillan, who played "little girl" Dorothy, was 29 at the time of filming. This was her first "non-britches" film role, as she had played boys in The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and The Magic Cloak (1914). See more »

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The Scarecrow's hat falls off and floats downstream when he is hanging over the creek. He is wearing it again in the next scene, at the Tin Woodman's castle. How did he get it back? See more »

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13 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914)

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An evil King takes over and wants his daughter to make a no good but when the Scarecrow comes to life he has his eyes on the daughter as well. Here's a very interesting film written and directed by L. Frank Baum who was also the writer of the Oz stories. The visual effects are very effective especially one scene where the evil witch removes the heart of the Princess and then freezes it before putting it back in her body. Another great scene is one that the kiddies shouldn't see but the Scarecrow cuts off a head. This effect is done very well and effective. This is certainly the most "adult" version of Oz I've seen, which makes it quite interesting.


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