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The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)

Ojo and Unc Nunkie are out of food, so they decide to journey to the Emerald City where they will never starve. Along the way, they meet Mewel, a waif and stray (mule) who leads them to Dr.... See full summary »

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Violet MacMillan ...
Frank Moore ...
Raymond Russell ...
Leontine Dranet ...
Bobbie Gould ...
Marie Wayne ...
Richard Rosson ...
Danx, a Noble Munchkin (as Dick Rosson)
Frank Bristol ...
Fred Woodward ...
Todd Wright ...
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The Scarecrow (as Herbert Glennon)
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The Cowardly Lion / Tottenhot (as Al Roach)
Dave Anderson ...
The Hungry Tiger (as Andy Anderson)
Jessie May Walsh ...
William Cook ...
The Royal Chamberlain
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Ojo and Unc Nunkie are out of food, so they decide to journey to the Emerald City where they will never starve. Along the way, they meet Mewel, a waif and stray (mule) who leads them to Dr. Pipt, who has been stirring the powder of life for nine years. Ojo adds plenty of brains to Margolotte's Patchwork servant before she is brought to life with the powder. When Scraps does come to life, she accidentally knocks the liquid of petrifaction upon Unc Nunkie, Margolotte, and Danx (daughter Jesseva's boyfriend). So all go on separate journeys to find the ingredients to the antidote. (Of course Jesseva has Danx shrunken to take with her, which causes trouble with Jinjur.) Of course, no one ever told Ojo that some of the ingredients were illegal to obtain... Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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28 September 1914 (USA)  »

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Ragged Girl of Oz  »

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Film debut of Charles Ruggles. NOTE: He had previously appeared on stage in the related play "The Tik-Tok Man of Oz:. See more »

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The character of Ojo is stated several times to be a boy, but is referred to as a girl in one of the dialogue caption cards. See more »

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Version of The Patchwork Girl of Oz (2009) See more »

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Interesting Little Film
2 January 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

As a child, The Patchwork Girl of Oz was my favorite Oz book. This silent film version is a charming look at how Oz was envisioned by it's creator--L. Frank Baum produced the film. The story however does stray from the book and some of the scenes are a bit disjointed. Motion pictures were in their infancy in 1914--most films were stagebound dramas, so to see a fantasy film from this period is unique.

The Patchwork Girl or "Scraps" is played by French acrobat Pierre Couderc. The part where Scraps catches the eye of the Scarecrow is very amusing. Also, the Yoop character is a forerunner to the Winged Monkeys who terrorized Judy Garland 25 years later.

In the video version I saw, the pivotal scene where Scraps is brought to life and tips over the Liquid of Petrification, is missing or destroyed--but the rest of the film is intact however.


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