His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (1914)

Fantasy | 7 December 1914

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HISTORY

This was the second of the Oz films made by L. Frank Baum. The film is called His Majesty, the Scarecrow in some reviews. Re-issues of the film occurred in 1919 and 1920. The 1920 re-issue was re-cut and shown with a companion stage show as a "movical" with new songs by Hopp Hadley and Sol Levy. Alternate titles of the film are The New Wizard of Oz and The Scarecrow of Oz . Frank Moore and Pierre Couderc appeared in the Broadway production of The Wizard of Oz . For information on other film adaptations of the Oz books, please consult the entry for the 1939 M-G-M production The Wizard of Oz , directed by Victor Fleming and starring Judy Garland in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 ... More Less

This was the second of the Oz films made by L. Frank Baum. The film is called His Majesty, the Scarecrow in some reviews. Re-issues of the film occurred in 1919 and 1920. The 1920 re-issue was re-cut and shown with a companion stage show as a "movical" with new songs by Hopp Hadley and Sol Levy. Alternate titles of the film are The New Wizard of Oz and The Scarecrow of Oz . Frank Moore and Pierre Couderc appeared in the Broadway production of The Wizard of Oz . For information on other film adaptations of the Oz books, please consult the entry for the 1939 M-G-M production The Wizard of Oz , directed by Victor Fleming and starring Judy Garland in AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40 . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Motog
20 Feb 15
p. 304.
MPN
24 Oct 14
p. 61.
MPN
31 Oct 14
p. 5.
MPN
21 Dec 18
p. 1388.
MPW
20 Mar 15
p. 1781.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The New Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Chicago, 1903) and the play, The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Paul Tietjens and A. B. Sloane (New York, 20 Jan 1903).
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Alternate Titles:
His Majesty, the Scarecrow
The Scarecrow of Oz
The New Wizard of Oz
Release Date:
7 December 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Oz, Dorothy is enslaved by Old Mombi, a witch who uses her as a kitchen maid. When Princess Gloria, the daughter of King Krewl, falls in love with Pon, a gardener's boy, the king implores Mombi to undermine the relationship. Aided by the devil and two sister witches, Mombi concocts a brew and pours it on Gloria's breast and thus turns her heart into ice. Gloria then rejects Pon, who is comforted by Dorothy. Later, in a cornfield, Dorothy befriends the Scarecrow and with the help of Pon, puts him back together after Mombi tears him apart. On a winding road, they meet Button Bright, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. They enlist the aid of the Wizard of Oz, who imprisons Mombi in a tin can. King Krewl is deposed, the Scarecrow is crowned, and Mombi removes the spell she has cast on ... +


In Oz, Dorothy is enslaved by Old Mombi, a witch who uses her as a kitchen maid. When Princess Gloria, the daughter of King Krewl, falls in love with Pon, a gardener's boy, the king implores Mombi to undermine the relationship. Aided by the devil and two sister witches, Mombi concocts a brew and pours it on Gloria's breast and thus turns her heart into ice. Gloria then rejects Pon, who is comforted by Dorothy. Later, in a cornfield, Dorothy befriends the Scarecrow and with the help of Pon, puts him back together after Mombi tears him apart. On a winding road, they meet Button Bright, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. They enlist the aid of the Wizard of Oz, who imprisons Mombi in a tin can. King Krewl is deposed, the Scarecrow is crowned, and Mombi removes the spell she has cast on Gloria. +

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