Disney was not the first to produce a movie about Peter Pan! Let’s see the original film version, complete with musical accompaniment courtesy of Jeff Rapsis.
For more details about the movie and the musician (Jeff Rapsis), go to http://silentfilmlivemusic.blogspot.com/2013/11/up-next-peter-pan-1924-in-35mm-sunday.html
The 1924 film version of Peter Pan closely follows the plot of the original play (1904; novel published 1911 under the title Peter and Wendy) and even goes so far as to incorporate much of its original stage dialogue in the subtitles. Added scenes include Nana the dog pouring out Michael's medicine and giving him a bath, and Nana bursting into the home at which a party is being given, to warn Mr. and Mrs. Darling that Peter Pan and the Darling children are flying around the nursery. Like the original play and several other versions, and unlike the 1953 Disney film, the 1924 version makes it clear that Wendy harbors a romantic attachment to Peter, but Peter, to Wendy's annoyance, only thinks of her as his mother. The film omits the scene called “An Afterthought,” which J. M. Barrie wrote after the play was staged, and in which Peter returns for Wendy, only to find that years have passed and that she is now a married woman with a daughter.
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Written by: J. M. Barrie (play), Willis Goldbeck (screenplay)
Starring: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, Mary Brian, Virginia Browne Faire
Cinematography: James Wong Howe
Running time: 105 minutes
Original release date: December 29, 1924
Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased in advance at the box office and online. Click here for online purchase of tickets.
I purchased my ticket online for the 1:00 p.m. show. I will arrive at the theater by 12:30 p.m. to meet everyone in the theater lobby. Look for me carrying a red backpack.
At about 12:45, I will move into the theater auditorium so we can get seats. You can find me in the theater auditorium if you are late. The movie starts at 1:00 p.m.
After the movie, I will wait in the theater lobby to gather everyone. Look for the red backpack. We can go out for tea and coffee, or a bite to eat if that is what the group decides.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event so I know who to look for. If your plans change and you cannot attend, please update your RSVP to No.