Peter Pan (1924)

Peter Pan

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This ten-reel fantasy of James M. Barrie's classic story stars Betty Bronson as Peter Pan, the boy who never wanted to grow up. Barrie personally gave his approval for Bronson to play the lead role, which was coveted by many actresses including Mary Pickford. Ernest Torrence steals the show with his portrayal of the villainous Captain Hook. Marie Brian plays Wendy, with Cyril Chadwick as Mr. Darling, Esther Ralston as Mrs. Darling, and Virginia Brown Faire as Tinker Bell. The special effects by … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: J.M. Barrie, Willis Goldbeck
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 23, 1999
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures

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Cast


as Peter Pan

as Capt. Hook

as Wendy Darling

as John Darling

as Michael Darling

as Mrs. Darling

as Nano the Dog

as Mr. Darling

as Tiger Lily

as Tootles

as Slightly
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Critic Reviews for Peter Pan

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

One of the loveliest movies for and about children ever made.

Full Review… | February 2, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Again and again the silence of the audience was snapped by the ringing laugh of a single boy which was quickly followed by an outburst from dozens of others, some of whom shook in their seats in sheer Joy at what they saw upon the screen.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

One of the greatest children's film ever made.

Full Review… | February 26, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A lost treasure of the silent era starring Betty Bronson.

February 22, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Polished, faithful silent adaptation of the Barrie classic

May 31, 2005
Film Journal International

One of the best silent films for the whole family, this magical production of Peter Pan is true to both letter and spirit of Barrie's nursery tale.

Full Review… | December 26, 2003
Decent Films Guide

Audience Reviews for Peter Pan

½

Anyone else think it's weird when they have a girl play Peter? And the guy in the dog costume, what was up with that? I know, I know it's a fantasy story, but I thought when they were at home it was supposed to be the real world, maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, this movie will surely entertain young audiences, it's fun and has a nice ending. Overall it's enjoyable, I just felt it could have been a little better.

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AJ Verser

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½

First, let me say that seeing this as it was meant to be seen, with live music accompaniment, was AMAZING! Even with a few DVD glitches, having the live reaction of the organist and percussionist adds so much to the entertainment value. This is probably closest to what you would have seen at an original stage performance because Barrie was somewhat involved in this production. But yet, this film is definitely not just a static recording of a stage play. That Nana, the dog, has some attitude! All the acting is done very well for a silent. I was less than impressed with Captain Hook though as he seemed to fill more of a comedic role than a villian role. And it's a little awkward when, since this is a British story, Hollywood throws some American patriotism in. I don't really understand this since it wasn't even made in a year when one of the world wars was being fought?!

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Byron Brubaker

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