Catalog of the Oz Movies - 1908 to 1938


This page provides a description of the principal Oz productions for cinema and television. Each film is listed in chronological order, from 1908 through 1938. To navigate this page by the relationship between the books and films, use the Movie Index.

FAIRYLOGUE AND RADIO PLAYS
  Release date:        1908, Sept 24
  Description:         An amalgam of excerpts from "The Wonderful 
                       Wizard of Oz", "The Marvelous Land of Oz",
                       "John Dough and the Cherub", and "Ozma of Oz".
  Production Company:  The Radio Play Company of America
  Producer:            L. Frank Baum
  Director:            Francis Boggs and Otis Turner
  Screenwriter:        L. Frank Baum and Otis Turner
  Music:               Nathaniel D. Mann
  Sets:                E. Pollack
  Cast:  Romola Remus (Dorothy), Frank Burns (Scarecrow and Para Bruin,
         the Rubber Bear), Joseph Schrode (Cowardly Lion and John Dough),
         Will Morrison (Tip), Maud Harrington (Ozma), Grace Elder 
         (Chick the Cherub)
THE WIZARD OF OZ
  Release date:        1910, March 26
  Description:         A short based on "The Wizard of Oz".
  Production Company:  Selig Polyscope Company
  Producer:            William Nicholas Selig
  Director:            Otis Turner
  Screenwriter:        L. Frank Baum and Otis Turner
  Length:              1,000 feet of film (one reel)
  Cast: Bebe Daniels (Dorothy), Hobart Bosworth, Eugenie Besserer,
        Robert Leonard, Winnifred Greenwood, Lillian Leighton, Olive Cox
DOROTHY AND THE SCARECROW IN OZ
  Release date:       1910, April 19
  Description:        Based on excerpts from "The Wonderful Wizard
                      of Oz" and "The Marvelous Land of Oz".
  Production Company: Selig Polyscope Company
  Producer:           William Nicholas Selig
  Screenwriter:       L. Frank Baum
  Length:             1,000 feet (one reel)
THE LAND OF OZ
  Release date:       1910, May 19
  Description:        Based on excerpts from "The Marvelous Land of Oz".
  Producer:           William Nicholas Selig
  Screenwriter:       L. Frank Baum
  Production Company: Selig Polyscope Company
  Length:             1,000 feet (one reel)
JOHN DOUGH AND THE CHERUB
  Release date:       1910, Dec 19
  Description:        Based on excerpts from "John Dough and the Cherub".
  Production Company: Selig Polyscope Company
  Producer:           William Nicholas Selig
  Screenwriter:       L. Frank Baum
  Length:             1,000 feet (one reel)
THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ
  Release date:       1914, August 6
  Description:        A fantasy/comedy based on "The Patchwork Girl
                      of Oz".
  Production Company: The Oz Film Manufacturing Company
  Executive Producer: Clarence Rundel and H.M. Walderman
  Producer:           L. Frank Baum
  Director:           J. Farrell MacDonald
  Screenwriter:       L. Frank Baum
  Cinematographer:    James A. Crosby
  Music:              Louis F. Gottschalk (for live accompaniment)
  Distributor:        Paramount
  Length:             5 reels
  Cast: Violet MacMillan (Ojo), Frank Moore (Unc Nunkie),
        Raymond Russell (Dr. Pipt), Leontine Dranet (Margolotte),
        The Marvelous Couderc [Pierre Couderc] (Patchwork Girl),
        Bobbie Gould (Jesseva), Marie Wayne (Jinjur), Dick Rosson (Danx),
        Frank Bristol (Soldier with the Green Whiskers),
        Ben Deeley (Rozyn), Fred Woodward (Woozy/Zoop/Mule),
        Todd Wright (Wizard of Oz), Herbert Glennon (Scarecrow),
        Al Roach (Cowardly Lion), Andy Anderson (Hungry Tiger),
        Jessie May Walsh (Ozma), William Cook (Royal Chamberlain),
        Lon Musgrave (Tin Woodman)
  [Note:  was also copyrighted in 1919 by Michael J. Lyons under the
  title, "The Ragged Girl of Oz"]
  Available on VHS video
HIS MAJESTY, THE SCARECROW OF OZ
  Release date:       1914
  Description:        The plot for this movie served as the basis for
                      the subsequent book, "The Scarecrow of Oz".
  Production Company: The Oz Film Manufacturing Company
  Executive Producer: Clarence Rundel and H.M. Walderman
  Producer:           L. Frank Baum
  Director:           J. Farrell McDonald
  Screenwriter:       L. Frank Baum
  Music:              Louis F. Gottschalk (for live accompaniment)
  Distributor:        Alliance
  Length:             5 reels
  Cast: Violet MacMillan (Dorothy), Todd Wright (Pon), 
        Vivian Reed (Gloria), Mai Wells (Mombi),
        Raymond Russell (King Krewl), Arthur Smollet (Googly-Goo),
        Mildred Harris (Button-Bright), Fred Woodward 
        (Mule/Kangaroo/Cowardly Lion/Crow), Frank Moore (Scarecrow),
        Pierre Couderc (Tin Woodman), C. Charles Haydon (Wizard)
  Available on VHS video
THE MAGIC CLOAK OF OZ
  Release date:       1914
  Description:        Based on Baum's novel, "Queen Zixi of Ix".
  Production Company: The Oz Film Manufacturing Company
  Executive producer: Clarence Rundel and H.M. Walderman
  Producer:           L. Frank Baum
  Director:           J. Farrell McDonald
  Screenwriter:       L. Frank Baum
  Music:              Louis F. Gottschalk (for live accompaniment)
  Distributor:        Alliance
  Length:             5 reels
  Cast:  Violet MacMillan (King Bud), Mildred Harris (Princess
         Fluff), Vivian Reed (Quavo), Fred Woodward (Nicodemus)
  Available on VHS video
THE LAST EGYPTIAN
  Release date:       1914, December 7
  Description:        This is film is based on Baum's book of the
                      same title, published anonymously in 1908.
  Production Company: The Oz Film Manufacturing Company
  Executive producer: Clarence Rundel and H.M. Walderman
  Producer:           L. Frank Baum
  Director:           J. Farrell McDonald
  Screenwriter:       L. Frank Baum
  Distributor:        Alliance
  Length:             5 reels
  Cast:  J. Farrell MacDonald (Kara, the Last Egyptian), Howard
         Davies (Winston Bey), Jefferson Osbone (Viscount Consinor),
         Frank Moore (Lord Roane), J. Charles Hayden (Tadros, the
         Dragoman), Fred Woodward (Sebbet, the Embalmer), Pierre
         Couderc (Sheik Antur), Vivian Reed (Aneth Consinor),
         Jan Urban (Nepthys), Mai Wells (Princess Hatatcha), Ora
         Buckley (Mrs. Everingham), Mrs. Emmons (Tilga, Keeper
         of the Harem)
THE WITCH QUEEN
  Release date:  1915
  Description:   This is a British release of part of
                 The Magic Cloak of Oz (two reels).
THE MAGIC CLOAK
  Release date:  1915
  Description:   This is a British release of part
                 of The Magic Cloak of Oz (two reels).
THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ
  Release date:  1915
  Description:   This is a re-release of the 1914 film,
                 His Majesty the Scarecrow of Oz, by
                 Alliance Film Corporation.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
  Release date:       1925, June 27
  Description:        A slapstick comedy that is loosely based
                      on the original story.
  Production company: Chadwick Pictures
  Director:           Larry Semon
  Asst. Director:     William King
  Screenwriters:      Larry Semon, L. Frank Baum Jr. (Frank Joslyn Baum),
                      and Leon Lee
  Cinematographers:   Hans F. Koenenkamp, Frank B.) Good, Leonard Smith
  Art Director:       Robert Stevens
  Editor:             Sam Zimbalist
  Distributor:        Chadwick Pictures
  Length:             7 reels, 6300 feet
  Cast: Larry Semon (Scarecrow/Farmhand/Toymaker), Bryant Washburn 
        (Prince Kynd), Dorothy Dwan (Dorothy), Virginia Pearson 
        (Countess Vishuss), Charles Murray (Wizard), Oliver N. Hardy 
        (Tin Woodman/Farmhand/Knight of the Garter), G. Howe Black 
        (Cowardly Lion/Rastus (Snowball)), Josef Swickard (Prime 
        Minister Kruel), Mary Carr (Aunt Em), G. Howe Black (Rastus), 
        Frank Alexander (Uncle Henry/Prince of Whales), Otto Lederer 
        (Ambassador Wikked), Frederick Ko Vert (Phantom of Basket)
  Available on VHS video
THE SCARECROW OF OZ
  Release date:        1931, 25 Feb
  Description:         A fantasy short based on the Scarecrow from
                       "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".  Also known 
                       as "The Land of Oz".
  Production company:  United Productions
  Producer:            Ethel Meglin Kiddies
  Cast:                Zoe Boyer, Maryeuth Boone (Dorothy)
THE WIZARD OF OZ
  Release date:        1933
  Description:         Technicolor animated cartoon based on "The
                       Wonderful Wizard of Oz".
  Production company:  Film Laboratories of Canada
  Executive Producer:  Ted Eshbaugh, J.R. Booth and Carl W. Stalling
  Producer:            J. R. Booth
  Director:            Ted Eshbaugh
  Screenwriter:        Frank Joslyn Baum
  Music:               Carl Stalling
  Illustrators:        Frank Tipper, Bill Mason, Carl Dalton,
                       Vet Anderson, and "Hutch"
  Length:              8.5 minutes
  Available on VHS video


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