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Rip Van Winkle (1921)

 -  Fantasy  -  2 October 1921 (USA)
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The story shows the development of the united state in divergent fields : Political, social and even economic field.


(as Edward I. Luddy)


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Cast overview:
Thomas Jefferson ...
Milla Davenport ...
Daisy Jefferson ...
Meenie Van Winkle
Gertrude Messinger ...
Meenie Van Winkle, 20 years later
Pietro Sosso ...
Derrick Van Beckman
Max Asher ...
Nick Vedder
Francis Carpenter ...
Hendrick Vedder


Rip Van Winkle, a lazy American man, wanders off one day with his dog Wolf into the Kaatskill mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He drinks some of their mysterious brew and passes out. When he wakes up under a tree he is astonished to find that 20 years have passed and things are a lot different. This is a charming story about how America changed due to the cival war, only in a different and more subtle way than ever told before. Written by Shane Rothery

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Excellent Silent Fantasy
11 March 2002 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Strange and effective silent fantasy is played largely for laughs, as our hero stumbles onto a race of creepy bearded ghost-men, falls asleep for twenty years, and awakens to find his family doesn't recognize him. Thomas Jefferson (no, not that one) is very effective, in an acceptably overwrought performance. The f/x, though primitive, are quite impressive. It's hard to tell what age group this film was targeting, as the plot ruminates on the demon Rum, and its delirious effects. Overall a lot of fun.

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