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Snow White / Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp DVD
Snow White /  Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

Snow White / Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

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Since the dawn of cinema, fairy tales have been a popular source of material for filmmakers. In the silent era, these adaptations were not meant to be exclusively for children, leading to a wide range of creative interpretations. SNOW WHITE (1916): The Grimm brothers' tale of a beautiful princess and her wicked stepmother is brought to life by the prolific J. Searle Dawley, who also directed Edison Studios' Frankenstein (1910). Dawley used as his blueprint the popular 1912 Broadway stage version, writtenby famed playwright Winthrop Ames. Lovely Marguerite Clark had previously starred in the play, and was 33 at the time of the film's release. Her youthful looks would lead to a long screen career in films such as Uncle Tom's Cabin (1918) and Mrs. Wiggs ofthe Cabbage Patch (1919). The New York Times would eventually name her as one of the ""Big Four"" of silent movie stars along with Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford. Future Oscar nominee Richard Barthelmess appears in an early uncredited role as the Pieman. Snow White was the first movie Walt Disney ever saw at the age of 15. He would incorporate many of the film's original concepts into his 1937 animated version, including the Queen's rhyming magic mirror. The appearance of Santa Claus in the film's prologue is due to its release date: December 25, 1916. Starring Marguerite Clark, Creighton Hale, Dorothy Cumming and Richard Barthelmess. Directed by J. Searle Dawley. ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP (1917): This adaptation of the MiddleEastern folk tale about a poor urchin who discovers a magic lamp was part of a series of fairy tale films called the ""Fox Kiddie Burlesques."" Studio head William Fox felt that children were the best choices to bring a fairy tale to life, so almost all o
Title: Snow White / Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
Genre: Action / Adventure
Theme: Snow White
Director: J. Searle Dawley
Studio: Alpha Video
Attributes: Manufactured on Demand, Silent Movie
Release Date: 12/30/2014
Original Year: 1917
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 089218753397
Item #: 1442739X

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