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New Wizard of Oz (The)

USA, English, 59 mins

Original Title

His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz
  • Director: L. Frank Baum
  • Writer: L. Frank Baum
  • Producer: L. Frank Baum; Louis F. Gottschalk

CGiii Comment

The scarecrow looks like a psychopathic rapist...

The tinman looks like a nihilistic fetishist...

Directed by the writer himself - and, it is, truly, the work of a disturbed mind..and, it is terrible...despite its age.


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The(ir) Blurb...

A wicked king has taken over the Emerald City, and wants his daughter, Princess Gloria, to marry the horrid courtier Googly-Goo, though she loves Pon, the Gardener's Boy. The camera now follows two farmers placing a Scarecrow upon a pole in a cornfield. Meanwhile, Pon rescues a Kansas girl named Dorothy from the evil witch Mombi, to whom Princess Gloria has been taken by King Krewl to freeze her heart so she will no longer love Pon. An Indian princess conducts a ceremony to bring the Scarecrow to life. Pon rescues the cold-hearted princess and they flee in search of help, discovering the Scarecrow (who promptly falls in love with the princess) and Button-Bright, a lost boy from America. They come to the castle of the Tin Emperor, Nick Chopper, and after oiling him, he falls in love with Gloria. After a bit of a chase aided by the Sawhorse and the Wizard, Mombi turns Pon into a Kangaroo, and a slew of Fred Woodward's animals battle it out.

Cast & Characters

Violet MacMillan as Dorothy, a Kansas girl who is wandering in the Land of Oz;
Frank Moore as The Scarecrow;
Pierre Couderc as The Tin Woodman;
Fred Woodward as The Cowardly Lion / The Kangaroo / The Crow / The Cow / The Mule;
Raymond Russell as King Krewl;
Arthur Smollet as Googly-Goo, a wealthy courtier;
J. Charles Haydon as The Wizard of Oz;
Todd Wright as Pon, the Gardener's Boy;
Vivian Reed as Princess Gloria, niece to King Krewl;
Mai Wells as Old Mombi;
Mildred Harris as Button-Bright, who is lost and doesn't care;
Louise Emmons;

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