Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Snow White - 1916

Country: USA
Director: J. Searle Dawley
Writer: Winthrop Ames, Jacob Grimm(story) uncredited and Wilhelm Grimm(story) uncredited, Jessie Braham White (play "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs") uncredited
Stars: Dorothy Cumming, Creighton Hale and Lionel Braham
Release Date: 25 December 1916 (USA)
Filming Locations: Georgia, USA
Production Co: Famous Players Film Company
Plot Keywords: Snow White | Queen | Prince | Apple | Dwarf | Fairy Tale | Santa Claus | Princess | Witch | Forest | Stepmother | Magic | Jealousy | Christmas |
Poison | Maid | Comb | Male Female Relationship | Mirror | Metamorphosis | Potion |
Hunter | Attempted Murder | Prison | Character Name In Title
Genres: Fantasy | Romance
This live-action version of the fairy tale that supposedly inspired Walt Disney to make the later animated version was thought to be lost, until discovered by George Eastman House in the Dutch film Archive. GEH acquired the nitrate and preserved it. They went back and, using the play script and translations, restored the English titles to the print. They also repaired some defects in the image and tinting of the film. The first movie Walt Disney ever saw.
Goofs: A crew member's shadow on the ground in front of Snow White during the scene in the forest after Berthold the Huntsman leaves her there.
Snow White, a beautiful girl, is despised by a wicked queen who tries to destroy her. With the aid of dwarves in the woods, Snow White overcomes the queen.

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