- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Tinted
- Released: November 30, 1999
- Originally Released: 1924
- Label: Kino Video
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
Packaging: Keep Case
Essay by Film Historian Frederick C. Szebin
Reminiscences by Actress Esther Ralston
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 12/03/1999
"...This is one of the great silent movies....Even the expository children's bedrooms scenes are good, and the overhead beach shot of a school of mermaids is by itself worth the price of admission..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Ingeniously capturing the mysteries and adventures of childhood, James M. Barrie's timeless play became one of the most popular films of the twenties. Virtually unseen for decades, Paramount Studios' 1924 production of Peter Pan
has been fully restored from original nitrate materials with authentic color tints, and is presented in a deluxe edition with a new orchestral score by Philip Carli.
Betty Bronson stars as Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, who charms Wendy and her brothers to fly with him to Never Never Land. On this island of dreams and magic, they struggle to resuce the Lost Boys from Captain Hook (Ernest Torrence) and his band of pirates, encountering along the way the delightful fairy Tinkerbell (Virginia Browne Faire), a man-eating crocodile, and a band of valiant Indians (led by Anna May Wong).
This memorable adaptation -- which in turn inspired later film versions of the story -- features a delightful cast, remarkable special effects by Roy Pomeroy, and fine photography by James Wong Howe (The Thin Man).
One of the most popular films of the silent era, this first adaption of PETER PAN was presumed lost until the mid-fifties. Enjoy this fabulous adventure that captures the magic of Neverneverland, where a boy can refuse to grow up.
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- PETER PAN was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2000.