The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914)

Fantasy | 28 September 1914

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HISTORY

Some sources list L. Frank Baum as director. Because ads, reviews and news items give conflicting information on the director it is unclear what role Baum had in the actual direction of the film. Modern sources are also divided in crediting direction. The film was also known as The Ragged Girl of Oz , and it was re-issued under that title in 1919 with some alteration of the characters' names. Mildred Harris, having recently married comedian Charles Chaplin, was billed as "Mrs. Charles Chaplin" at that time.
       Modern sources give additional cast credit to Blanch Long and Queenie Rossom. The Baum books have been made into several films, the most famous of which was the 1939 Victor Fleming production for M-G-M, The Wizard of Oz , starring Judy Garland (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ). Baum himself made a film in the teens called His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (see above). Walt Disney studios made a version of the story in 1985 called Return to Oz ... More Less

Some sources list L. Frank Baum as director. Because ads, reviews and news items give conflicting information on the director it is unclear what role Baum had in the actual direction of the film. Modern sources are also divided in crediting direction. The film was also known as The Ragged Girl of Oz , and it was re-issued under that title in 1919 with some alteration of the characters' names. Mildred Harris, having recently married comedian Charles Chaplin, was billed as "Mrs. Charles Chaplin" at that time.
       Modern sources give additional cast credit to Blanch Long and Queenie Rossom. The Baum books have been made into several films, the most famous of which was the 1939 Victor Fleming production for M-G-M, The Wizard of Oz , starring Judy Garland (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ). Baum himself made a film in the teens called His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (see above). Walt Disney studios made a version of the story in 1985 called Return to Oz . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
17 Oct 14
p. 520.
MPN
11 Jul 14
p. 78.
MPN
3 Oct 14
p. 47.
MPN
9 Jan 15
p. 34.
MPW
27 Jun 14
p. 1782.
MPW
26 Sep 14
p 1737.
MPW
3 Oct 14
p. 15, 48
NYDM
23 Sep 14
p. 32.
Variety
26 Sep 14
p. 22.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Ragged Girl of Oz
Release Date:
28 September 1914
Copyright Claimant:
L. Frank Baum
Copyright Date:
5 October 1914
Copyright Number:
LU4111
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ojo and Uncle Nunkie journey to Oz, stopping en route at the home of Dr. Pipt, a magician, and Dame Margolotte, his wife. While they are there, Dr. Pipt animates a rag doll, The Patchwork Girl, but during the transformation, the Liquid of Petrification is spilled and Nunkie, Margolotte, and Dr. Pipt's daughter's fiancé Danx are turned to stone. The antidote requires a six-leafed clover, three hairs from a Woozy's tail and gill water from the Dark Well. The Patchwork Girl, Jesseva, the Munchkins and Ojo search for the needed ingredients and encounter many adventures. In the end, Nunkie, Margolotte, and Danx are restored to life and reunited with their loved ... +


Ojo and Uncle Nunkie journey to Oz, stopping en route at the home of Dr. Pipt, a magician, and Dame Margolotte, his wife. While they are there, Dr. Pipt animates a rag doll, The Patchwork Girl, but during the transformation, the Liquid of Petrification is spilled and Nunkie, Margolotte, and Dr. Pipt's daughter's fiancé Danx are turned to stone. The antidote requires a six-leafed clover, three hairs from a Woozy's tail and gill water from the Dark Well. The Patchwork Girl, Jesseva, the Munchkins and Ojo search for the needed ingredients and encounter many adventures. In the end, Nunkie, Margolotte, and Danx are restored to life and reunited with their loved ones. +

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