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Peter Pan (1924)

Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook.

Director:

Herbert Brenon

Writers:

J.M. Barrie (play), Willis Goldbeck (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Ali George Ali ... Nana the Dog
Esther Ralston ... Mrs. Darling
Cyril Chadwick Cyril Chadwick ... Mr. Darling
Mary Brian ... Wendy Moira Angela Darling
Jack Murphy Jack Murphy ... John Napoleon Darling
Philippe De Lacy ... Michael Nicholas Darling (as Philippe deLacy)
Virginia Brown Faire ... Tinker Bell (as Virginia Browne Faire)
Betty Bronson ... Peter Pan
Anna May Wong ... Tiger Lily
Maurice Murphy ... Tootles
Mickey McBan Mickey McBan ... Slightly
George Crane Jr. George Crane Jr. ... Curly
Winston Doty Winston Doty ... First Twin
Weston Doty Weston Doty ... Second Twin
Terence McMillan Terence McMillan ... Nibs
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Storyline

Peter Pan, the kid who doesn't want to grow up, arrives at the Darling home searching for his shadow. He meets the Darling children and takes them to Never-Never Land, where they will fight against Capt. Hook and his pirate ship and crew. At the end the children will be back in their warm beds. Written by Adalberto Fornario

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The screen event of the season. the long awaited picturisation of Sir J.M. Barrie's classic with Barrie's own choice of "Peter." (Print Ad-Queanbeyan Age, ((Queanbeyan NSW)) 31 December 1926)


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

29 December 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O daimon Peter Pan See more »

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Gross USA:

$630,229
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" by J.M. Barrie opened at the Empire Theater on November 6, 1905, ran for 223 performances, closed on May 20, 1906 and starred Maude Adams, a stage actress who never made any films, and should not be confused with the model-turned-actress Maud Adams. See more »

Goofs

Peter Pan casts a shadow on the floor and on the furniture prior to retrieving his shadow. See more »

Quotes

Wendy Darling: [in intertitles] Though the children stayed away for many moons, the beautiful mother always left the window open for them to fly back. I do like a mother's love, don't you?
Michael Nicholas Darling: [in intertitles] I do just.
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Amazing for its time
23 July 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When it comes to pure entertainment, there are very few silent movies that come close to PETER PAN. This whimsical story is also exceptional because I think that adults would enjoy the film at least as much as kids. Why does the film deserve such praise? Well, the biggest reason is that for a movie made in 1924, it was amazingly modern for its time and it appears as if Paramount Studios spared little expense in bringing this J. M. Barrie story to the screen. One example are the flying sequences. In almost every instance, you could see no wires and the kids really looked like they were flying! Second, when they showed the home of Peter and the Lost Boys, it was a magical and wonderful place with giant mushrooms for chairs, glowing jack-o-lanterns as lights and the coolest beds I've ever seen. The place was a magical lair in every sense. Another example was when Hook's boat began to fly--it was a great scene. In fact, the more I think about it, there were many more wonderful scenes--too many to list here. The story just looked wonderful and had among the best set designs and stunts of any silent films and I would rank it among best best of the age, such as THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI, FAUST or WINGS. This was a top production in every sense--well, every sense but one. While I liked it, it was kind of silly to make Nana the dog and the crocodile people in costumes. Some might really think this is cheesy, but I really thought it was charming.

As for the story itself, it was super entertaining. The only problem I noticed and reason the movie does not earn a 10 were the embarrassing and unnecessary pro-USA comments throughout the film. While I am very happy and proud to be an American, this film was inappropriate in making everyone gung ho Americans--even though in the original, they were English. Four different times in the movie they made reference to this--such as the Lost Boys singing patriotic American songs when they were caught and another time when Wendy told her brothers to "act like proper American gentlemen". You would almost think the movie had been made during the war due to all these references, but it wasn't. Still, apart from this minor problem, it was a heck of a wonderful film.

This video was released by KINO International. The print was absolutely pristine and the accompanying music exceptional.


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