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Encyclopedia > His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (film)
His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz
Directed by J. Farrell MacDonald
Produced by L. Frank Baum
Louis F. Gottschalk
Written by L. Frank Baum
Starring Violet MacMillan
Frank Moore
Pierre Couderc
Fred Woodward
Mildred Harris
Music by Louis F. Gottschalk
Cinematography James A. Crosby
Distributed by The Oz Film Manufacturing Company
Release date October 14, 1914
Running time 59 minutes (5 reels)
Country USA
Language English
IMDb profile


His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz is a 1914 film production, directed by J. Farrell MacDonald and written and produced by L. Frank Baum. It stars Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Vivian Reed, Todd Wright, Pierre Couderc, and Fred Woodward. Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, and the creator with illustrator W. W. Denslow of one of the most popular books ever written in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... Louis Ferdinand Gottschalk (October 7, 1864-July 15 1934) was an American composer born in St. ... Mildred Harris Mildred Harris (November 29, 1901 - July 20, 1944) was a notable actress of the silent film era. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, and the creator with illustrator W. W. Denslow of one of the most popular books ever written in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ...


The film had a troubled distribution history. It opened on October 14, 1914, to little success. Early in 1915, it was reissued under the title The New Wizard of Oz and was slightly more successful. The opening reel was lost for many years. While it was eventually recovered, it did not contain the opening titles, and Dick Martin's titles, designed in the 1960s, continued to be used, which falsely claimed that Baum was the director of the film, misspelled Mai Wells's name, and left out Arthur Smollet's credit, entirely. Dick Martin (1927 – 1990) was an artist from Chicago who illustrated a number of books related to The Oz books series, as well as many other childrens books. ...


The film is loosely based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but Baum introduced many new characters and a large new story that became the basis for The Scarecrow of Oz. Similar to the novel, the Scarecrow's origin is revealed, although his life is now attributed to "the Spirit of the Corn", who appears as a conventional Hollywood depiction of a Native American. The Tin Woodman (Pierre Couderc) is found rusted stiff and oiled, but he is already Emperor of the Winkies. Dorothy (Violet Macmillan) is a slave to Mombi (Wells) who looks like W.W. Denslow's depiction of the Wicked Witch of the West. The Cowardly Lion is encountered only briefly, and battles The Lonesome Zoop, a character who appears in all three films. All of the animal roles are attributed to Fred Woodward, though too many appear in the same shot at once for him to have played them all. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens book written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... The Scarecrow of Oz is the ninth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. ... ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... Mombi is a character from the L Frank Baum Oz Books series, and appears in the book The Marvelous Land of Oz. ... Categories: Stub | Oz ...

The main premise deals with King Krewl (Raymond Russell) as a cruel dictator in the Emerald City. He wishes to marry his daughter, Princess Gloria (Vivian Reed) to a buffoonish pantaloon of an old courtier named Googly-Goo (Smollett), but she is in love with Pon, the Gardener's boy (Todd Wright). Krewl employs Mombi to freeze the heart of Gloria so she will not love Pon any longer. This she does by pulling out her heart (which looks somewhere between a valentine and a bland representation of a heart withough any vessels) and coating it with ice. Dorothy runs away with the now heartless Gloria, accompanied by Pon and eventually the Scarecrow (Frank Moore), and they gain ground by crossing a river as Mombi chases them. As with the novel, the Scarecrow's pole gets stuck in the river bed and leaves him stranded, now sliding down the pole and making asides to the camera, mostly without intertitles. The frozen Gloria even makes a malevolent stare directly into the camera at one point. The fictional city of Oz as portrayed in the 1939 movie The Emerald City is the fictional capital of the Land of Oz in L. Frank Baums Oz books, first described in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... The term Buffoon is a somewhat derogatory yet amusing term for a humourous character who provides his amusement principally through stupidity rather than talent. ... A type of pants worn by women, popularized in the early 1800s by their innovator, Mrs. ... In the fictional Animorphs universe, the Pon are a species that are mentioned in passing in #26-The Attack and were not brought up again. ... A gardener is any person involved in the growing and maintenance of plants, notably in a garden. ...


In an effective use of deep focus photography, they meet the lost little boy, Button-Bright (Mildred Harris). Mombi reaches the tin castle and transforms Pon into a kangaroo. The Tin Woodman chops off her head, but this merely slows her down as she hunts for it and places it back on. The Wicked Witch of the East in The Tin Woodman of Oz is later described as having done a similar thing to him when he was still human. Mildred Harris Mildred Harris (November 29, 1901 - July 20, 1944) was a notable actress of the silent film era. ... Species Macropus rufus Macropus giganteus Macropus fuliginosus A kangaroo is any of several large macropods (the marsupial family that also includes the wallabies, tree-kangaroos, wallaroos, pademelons and the Quokka: 65 species in all). ... The Wicked Witch of the East is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum in his classic books. ... Title page of The Tin Woodman of Oz. ...


The Wizard (J. Charles Haydon) tricks Mombi by letting the group hide in the Red Wagon, pulled by the Sawhorse, and they come out of the top. He traps Mombi in a container of "Preserved Sandwitches" and paints out the "sand" and the plural, carrying her away in his pocket. The Scarecrow, taking a barrage of arrows that would make Taketori Washizu envious, tosses Krewl's soldiers over the battlements to deal with the Cowardly Lion, who cannot climb the rope ladder over the city wall. With the support of the people, the Scarecrow is easily able to depose King Krewl. The Wizard releases Mombi, and compels her to restore Pon to his normal form and unfreeze Gloria's heart. Throne of Blood (1957), original title Kumonosu-jō (蜘蛛巣城, Spider Web Castle), is a film by Akira Kurosawa, which transposes the plot of William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth to medieval Japan, shot in black and white and is arguably one of the finest of its time. ...


The film was unsuccessful, though it was perceived as well above average fare by critics of the time[1]. The film is currently in need of restoration, including framing and color correction (video prints are notoriously bright, particularly for Mombi's decapitation sequence). The framing may no longer be correctable, as the cropping is the result of the area used for the soundtrack in contemporary films was part of the picture area at the time, though it is a noticeable defect in contemporary presentations of the film.



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(1908: The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays | 1910: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz | The Land of Oz | 1914: The Patchwork Girl of Oz | The Magic Cloak of Oz | His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz | 1925: Wizard of Oz | 1939: The Wizard of Oz | 1964: Return to Oz | 1969: The Wonderful Land of Oz | 1971: Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde | 1972: Journey Back to Oz | 1975: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | 1976: The Wizard of Oz | 1978: The Wiz | 1981: The Marvelous Land of Oz | 1982: The Wizard of Oz | 1985: Return to Oz | 1986: Ozu no Mahōtsukai : 1987: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | Ozma of Oz | The Marvelous Land of Oz | The Emerald City of Oz | 1990: Supēsu Ozu no Bōken : 1996: The Wonderful Galaxy of Oz | 2005: The Muppets' Wizard of Oz | The Patchwork Girl of Oz) The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens book written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ... The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and that relates the history of the Land of Oz. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, and the creator with illustrator W. W. Denslow of one of the most popular books ever written in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891-1976) was an American writer of childrens stories. ... Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1915 - November 30, 2000) was an author of childrens books. ... Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (Russian: ) (July 14, 1891 – July 3, 1977) was a Russian novelist and mathematician. ... Categories: Stub | Oz ... John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 - September 13, 1943) was a childrens book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baums, Ruth Plumly Thompsons, and three of his own. ... The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays was an early attempt to bring L. Frank Baums Oz books to the screen. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) was the first film version of L. Frank Baums 1900 novel. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) was the first film version of L. Frank Baums 1900 novel. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) was the first film version of L. Frank Baums 1900 novel. ... The Wizard of Oz (1925), directed by Larry Semon, who also appears in a comic role (and featuring a young Oliver Hardy), was the first major filmed production of the Wizard of Oz, done as a silent film. ... For the novel, see The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; For other senses of this title, see The Wizard of Oz. ... Return to Oz (1964) was an animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Journey Back To Oz is an official animated sequel to the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. ... For the New York area electronics stores, see Nobody Beats The Wiz. ... DVD cover For other uses, see Return to Oz (disambiguation) The 1985 film Return to Oz is a motion picture arguably created as an unofficial sequel to The Wizard of Oz. ... Promotional poster The Muppets Wizard of Oz, an original made-for-television movie, aired May 20, 2005 as a special Friday night edition of ABCs The Wonderful World of Disney. ...

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