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Peter Pan (1924)

Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook.

Director:

Herbert Brenon

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (play), Willis Goldbeck (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Ali George Ali ... Nana the Dog
Esther Ralston ... Mrs. Darling
Cyril Chadwick ... Mr. Darling
Mary Brian ... Wendy Moira Angela Darling
Jack Murphy Jack Murphy ... John Napoleon Darling
Philippe De Lacy ... Michael Nicholas Darling (as Philippe deLacy)
Virginia Brown Faire ... Tinker Bell (as Virginia Browne Faire)
Betty Bronson ... Peter Pan
Anna May Wong ... Tiger Lily
Maurice Murphy ... Tootles
Mickey McBan ... Slightly
George Crane Jr. George Crane Jr. ... Curly
Winston Doty Winston Doty ... First Twin
Weston Doty Weston Doty ... Second Twin
Terence McMillan Terence McMillan ... Nibs
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Storyline

Peter Pan, the kid who doesn't want to grow up, arrives at the Darling home searching for his shadow. He meets the Darling children and takes them to Never-Never Land, where they will fight against Capt. Hook and his pirate ship and crew. At the end the children will be back in their warm beds. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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The screen event of the season. the long awaited picturisation of Sir J.M. Barrie's classic with Barrie's own choice of "Peter." (Print Ad-Queanbeyan Age, ((Queanbeyan NSW)) 31 December 1926) See more »


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Trivia

Paramount spent nine months looking for an actress to star as Peter Pan. J.M. Barrie's contract for the rights gave him star approval, and Paramount was unable to find an actress whom Barrie approved until they tested the then-unknown Betty Bronson. See more »

Goofs

Peter Pan casts a shadow on the floor and on the furniture prior to retrieving his shadow. See more »

Quotes

Wendy Darling: John, wake up! There is a boy here who is to teach us to fly.
[Peter nods]
Wendy Darling: He's going to take us to the Never Land. He says there are mermaids and redskins.
John Napoleon Darling: I say, I'll get up at once... hello, I am up!
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Alternate Versions

After the climactic fight with the pirates, Peter and the Lost Boys hoist a flag aboard the Jolly Roger. For the UK release of the film, the flag is the Union Jack; in the US version, this shot is replaced with one of the Stars and Stripes. See more »

Connections

Version of Peter Pan (1988) See more »

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Traditional Story Before Disney, Better Defined Tale
9 December 2006 | by DKosty123See all my reviews

This film has a very stagy feel & it should because it was taken from the show as it was running on the stage in 1924 & filmed for the most part. There is only a sequence on the ocean which is an early example of how pirate films made much later would be like. While the sets are much the same on the ocean, the fantasy is left intact with children conquering bitter pirates.

The real fantasy of this film is how George Ali, in his only film role, makes a costumed dog seem so realistic. The special effects with the fairy, etc. are very obviously borrowed from the stage play. To me, the story here & the moral are more defined than the later Walt Disney animated version of the same story.

If you want to make a great home movie night, watch this film, then watch "Finding Neverland" starring Johnny Depp made years later. This silent is so well done, it makes the later film seem even better. The silent film actually enhances the enjoyment of Neverland as this film prefaces it very well.

All the acting in this silent is well done. This is an epic silent film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

29 December 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$630,229
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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