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Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands.

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Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Dwan ...
Dorothy / Princess Dorothea
Mary Carr ...
Virginia Pearson ...
Lady Vishuss
Bryant Washburn ...
Prince Kynd
Josef Swickard ...
Prime Minister Kruel
Charles Murray ...
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Woodsman / Knight of the Garter / Farmhand (as Oliver N. Hardy)
William Hauber ...
Undetermined Role
William Dinus ...
Undetermined Role
Frank Alexander ...
Uncle Henry / Prince of Whales
Otto Lederer ...
Ambassador Wikked
Frederick Ko Vert ...
Phantom of the Basket (as Frederic Ko Vent)
Larry Semon ...
Scarecrow / Toymaker / Farmhand
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spencer Bell ...
Cowardly Lion / Rastus / Snowball (as G. Howe Black)
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A Toymaker tells a bizarre story about how the Land of Oz was ruled by Prince Kynd, but he was overthrown by Prime Minister Kruel. Dorothy learns from Aunt Em that fat, cruel Uncle Henry is not her uncle, and gives her a note due on her eighteenth birthday, which reveals she is actually Princess Dorothea of Oz, and is supposed to marry Prince Kynd. She, Uncle Henry , and two farmhands are swept to Oz by a tornado. Snowball, a black farmhand soon joins them after a lightning bolt chases him into the sky. They land in Oz, where the farmhands try to avoid capture. Semon becomes a scarecrow, Hardy briefly disguises himself as a Tin Woodman, and Snowball is given a Lion suit by the Wizard, which he uses to scare the Pumperdink guards. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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First broadcast on television in a three-part serial on 8, 9, and 10 June 1931, by W2XCD, an early broadcaster owned by the DeForest Radio Company and based in Passaic, New Jersey. See more »

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Spare me!
28 January 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Oh did I want this one to work. I am sure a lot of you, including me, had high hopes for this silent version of the W of O in the hopes that you could compare the two. Well, better make a short (or long) list, because the 1941 version is NOTHING like this one. This silent version is a very very long winded and boring rendition of the tale. Gone are the witches, tornadoes, munchkins and the yellow brick road. From what I understand, Dorothy is the long lost queen of Oz (by way of being dropped far far away from Oz as a baby), and she quite by accident arrives in Oz by way of flying house (well, at least they got THAT part right. Soon, some of the companions in the house become the lion, the tin man and a scarecrow (don't ask), while Dorothy rather likes the position she is given and starts ignoring all that were dear and true to her. What will happen next? WHO CARES? Just pretend that the Judy Garland edition was the first one to come along and spare yourself the time and agony.

Oh, and if you rent the Reel Media video version, be prepared for an oddball soundtrack and some not-needed audio transcription of the titles in the movie.


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