Peter Pan (1924)
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as Peter Pan
as Capt. Hook
as Wendy Darling
as John Darling
as Michael Darling
as Tinker Bell
as Nano the Dog
as Mrs. Darling
as Mr. Darling
as Tiger Lily
Critic Reviews for Peter Pan
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.
A lost treasure of the silent era starring Betty Bronson.
Polished, faithful silent adaptation of the Barrie classic
Audience Reviews for Peter Pan
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.
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?!
I first saw this film on the big screen being accompanied by a live symphony with Mary Brian (Wendy) in the audience. Words can't express the magic and emotion that it envoked. This is still one of the best tellings of Barrie's story. For its day, the costumes, art direction, and effects were amazing!
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