USA | 1924 | 105 mins | NA
With a sprinkle of fairy dust, Herbert Brenon whisks viewers to Neverland in the first onscreen adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic PETER PAN—one of the silent era’s crowning achievements. A 9-month casting process resulted in the discovery of eighteen-year-old Betty Bronson who was hand selected by Barrie for the iconic role. Bronson shines as the magical boy who never wants to grow up. Inspiring future PETER PAN productions, especially Disney’s 1953 animated version, Brenon’s pioneering adaptation fully realizes Barrie’s fantasy with visual splendour and whimsy. Tinkerbell (Virginia Browne Faire), Princess Tiger Lily (Anna May Wong), Neverland’s mermaids, and of course Peter’s foe, the villainous Captain Hook (Ernest Torrence) dazzle the Darling children and viewers alike—especially entertaining is Nana the Dog, embodied to comic effect by George Ali in a fluffy dog suit (Ali also depicts Neverland’s crocodile). 1924’s PETER PAN will have you believing in fairies and clapping to your heart’s content. – ALICIA FLETCHER
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Cast: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, Anna May Wong
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Established as Silent Sundays by founding programmer Eric Veillette in 2009, Silent Revue is Toronto’s only year-round film series dedicated to silent cinema. Monthly screenings (more…)
Presentation format: Digital
Silent Revue is curated by Alicia Fletcher
Live accompaniment by Tania Gill
Sponsored by Hollywood Suite. In partnership with Goethe Institut Toronto
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