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The Wizard of Oz

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Popular silent film comedian Larry Semon literally sold the ranch to secure film rights to L. Frank Baum's [[Feature~V55015~The Wizard of Oz~ozunomahotsukai]] -- then proceeded to chuck most of the Baum story in favor of his usual broad slapstick antics. In Semon's version, Dorothy (played by Dorothy Dwan, aka Mrs. Larry Semon) is the long-lost princess of Oz. On Dorothy's 18th birthday, she is whisked from her farm in Kansas back to Oz by way of a convenient tornado. Along for the ride are hired hands...more

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