The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914)

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Author L. Frank Baum adapts his own original story for the silver screen in this fantasy adventure directed by J. Darrell MacDonald. A young girl named Fluff is bestowed a magical robe that was woven by fairies, and has the power to grant its owner a single wish. Soon thereafter, Fluff and her brother Bud are selected as the new King and Princess of Noland. As they contend with a queen from a neighboring land, a portly army of Rolly Rogues descends on Noland in search of soup. Meanwhile, King Bud and Princess Fluff's runaway donkey rounds up all of his animal friends to seek revenge against the woodland bandits who tried to abduct him.
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NR
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Action & Adventure , Drama , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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This one is so scattershot and so simplistic that it feels like it was written by children instead of for them. Something this goofy and surreal ought to be more fun, but it's hard to get into. Violet MacMillan, who was a rather homely Dorothy in His Majesty, seems more appropriately cast as a boy in this one. All the people in animal costumes made me think of The Wicker Man.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller
½

This was alright, but it really jumped all around and it didn't keep my interest all that much. I get a kick out of the people dressed as animals.

Ken Doers
Ken Doers

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½

L. Frank Baum was a producer and writer for these early film versions of his stories. They are impressive because the original author of the books was instrumental in bringing his vision to the screen. This one has some imaginative characters and involves some of the lesser known neighboring lands of Oz from the books. However, I thought it was the weakest of the Baum produced silents.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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