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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:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$630,229
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first time that Tinkerbell was played by an actress as opposed to simply a spotlight on the stage. 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] Peter, what are your exact feelings for me?
Peter Pan: [in intertitles] Those of a devoted son, Wendy.
Peter Pan: [in intertitles] You're so puzzling. Tiger Lily's just the same. There's something she wants to be to me, but she says it's not my mother.
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Alternate Versions

After the climactic fight with the pirates, Peter and the Lost Boys hoist a flag aboard the Jolly Roger. For the UK release of the film, the flag is the Union Jack; in the US version, this shot is replaced with one of the Stars and Stripes. See more »

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A Piece of Magic
24 August 2004 | by Mike-764See all my reviews

The story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, who comes to the Darling house searching for his shadow and meets the three children (Wendy, Michael, & John) and takes them back to Never Never Land and to the Lost Boys. Captain Hook, who wants revenge against Peter for the loss of his right hand to an alligator, leads his band of pirates on a raid of the woods, kidnapping everyone, save Peter who must travel to Hook's ship for the rescue. This film has such a childlike magic charm that gives it a different appeal to the Disney & Mary Martin versions of the story. Director Brenon uses a stationary approach to the camerawork, giving the film the appearance of a stage production. Betty Bronson made full use of her ballerina skills and puts so much energy in her role. Torrence hams up his role of Hook like any actor would. Probably the best performance I felt was George Ali as Nana, the dog, putting so much life into the character. Only problem I felt, was the film lost some of its magic after Peter and the children left the Darling house. A touching and perfect film still for all ages and probably the one silent film to start the youngsters off with. Rating, 9.


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