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Encyclopedia > Wizard of Oz (1925 film)

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. Oddly, the film departs radically from the novel upon which it is allegedly based, introducing new characters and exploits. Along with a completely different plot, the film is all set in a world that is only barely recognizable as the Land of Oz from the books. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Larry Semon (July 16, 1889 - October 8, 1928) was a film comedian during the silent era, mainly known for working with both Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (of Laurel and Hardy) before they started working together. ... Oliver Norvell Hardy (1892–1957) Oliver Norvell Hardy (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American film actor. ... Oz is an imaginary region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch. ...

Many theatres that had originally booked this film never received it because its production caused Chadwick Pictures to go bankrupt, and distribution ceased long before it was intended to.

The film is in the public domain, and many DVD releases are available. A majority of the unofficial DVD releases contain a version of the film narrated by porn star Jacqueline Lovell, who also provided narration for several other DVD releases of public domain Oz films. Pornographic actress Silvia Saint A pornographic actor or a porn star is somebody who appears in pornographic movies, live sex shows or peep shows. ... Jacqueline Lovell (b. ...

A color-tinted print of the movie with an orchestral score is included in the 2005 3-disc Collector's Edition DVD of the more famous 1939 version (though not the more common 2-disc edition), along with earlier silent movies based on the Oz stories. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVD-R writing/reading side DVD Purple 4. ... The movies filming was completed on March 16, 1939. ...

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