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The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Released Aug 6, 1914 1h 21m Kids & Family Adventure Fantasy List
Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
A Munchkin boy (Violet MacMillan), a patchwork girl and others search for an antidote for their petrified friends. Read More Read Less

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Variety Staff Variety The picture has several comedy characters, those by Fred Woodward being the leaders in the comedy end. Mar 9, 2021 Full Review Peter Milne Motion Picture News Trick photography, original ideas, the beautiful scenes, and the novelty of the entire production, all combine to cause the picture to be one that will be heartily enjoyed and long talked about. Sep 14, 2022 Full Review Henry Sheehan Boston Phoenix Watching The Patchwork Girl of Oz is an exercise in nostalgia, but it’s of a high order, a passage right into Baum’s 19th-century imagination. Sep 14, 2022 Full Review Phil Hall Organica News Unjustly forgotten silent classic. Sep 7, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member I went with 1 1/2 stars for this movie, I was torn on how many stars to put for this movie. I was torn on giving it one star or less. I ended up giving it 1 1/2 stars. What can I say about this movie, I might not watch this movie again. I don't think that I could reccomend it to others. I only seen this movie once, you have to take into account that this movie is over 100 years old. It is a silent black and white movie, I am used to these films but this one was kinda Idk what you can call it. I am a huge fan of Wizard of Oz so I was told about this movie and had to see it. I wanted to like this movie though, but it was making me fall asleep. Oh well, I thought that it would be a cool watch for any Wizard of Oz fan, but idk what i think of it 1 1/2 stars. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member The events seem to occur very randomly and characters are introduced and suddenly disappear with no explanation. Also, as the film progresses, you are more and more convinced there was no script involved. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I would say this is the most successful of the Baum/MacDonald productions, although it's still rather slipshod (or "patchwork" if you will). The story goes all over the place, but manages to hold together pretty well. Maybe not quite as clever/fantastic as the other two, but an improvement in the storytelling department. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Having now seen all of Baum's Oz films, I can say with certainty that this film is the best acted of any of them. Even the animal impersonators brought a spark of life and whimsy to their characters that few men in animal suits can approach! Fred Woodward's Woozy is funny, irritable, and ridiculous, just as he should be. As always, it's fascinating to see how Baum imagined Oz, but this is the best look we get at how he imagined the Oz celebrities. Unfortunately, we don't get to see Dorothy in this film, but we do get to see Ozma, briefly. She is just as he described her- beautiful, ethereal, almost floating above the earth with grace, but she is still full of joy and humour. You should go see this movie, definitely! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a bad adaptation for 1914. I did not like the two new characters they replaced Dorothy with, or the new girls 'band of friends' were in the way of the scenes and totally unneeded. The patchwork girl was not what I thought of in my head, but the flips and annoying liveliness are fitting for her. :-) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Strang yet intresting, Worth checking out, but keep in mind this film is pushing nearly 100 years old Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A Munchkin boy (Violet MacMillan), a patchwork girl and others search for an antidote for their petrified friends.
Director
J. Farrell MacDonald
Producer
Louis F. Gottschalk, L. Frank Baum
Screenwriter
L. Frank Baum
Distributor
Paramount Pictures, Grapevine Video, LS Video
Production Co
Pathé
Genre
Kids & Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 6, 1914, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 11, 2016
Runtime
1h 21m
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