Wizard Of Oz (1925 Film)
Wizard of Oz is a 1925 silent film directed by Larry Semon, who also appears in a lead role—that of a farmhand disguised as a Scarecrow. The only completed 1920s adaptation of L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this film features a young Oliver Hardy as the Tin Woodman. "L. Frank Baum, Jr." is top-billed with the writing of the script. This is Frank Joslyn Baum, Baum's eldest son, and although his actual contribution to the screenplay is doubted by Baum scholar Michael Patrick Hearn, he was certainly involved in the business angle of the production. Although it does not feature Stan Laurel, it is often associated with Laurel and Hardy but several later re-releases of the film were distributed by them.
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“Ive tried to open the door. My knock isnt that big a sound. But it is like the knock in The Wizard of Oz. It set up this echo through the halls until it was heard by everyone.”
—Shannon Faulkner (b. c. 1975)