Peter Pan
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When Paramount bought the rights to the delightful James M. Barrie story, every actress in Hollywood wanted the role of Peter Pan, made famous on the stage by Maude Adams. Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, and even Gloria Swanson thought they were perfect for the role, but Barrie's own choice was Betty Bronson, a virtual unknown. The story is familiar to nearly everyone. When Mr. and Mrs. Darling (Cyril Chadwick and Esther Ralston) go to a party, they leave their children -- Wendy (Mary Brian), Michael (Philippe de Lacey), and John (Jack Murphy) -- in the care of their dog, Nana. But Peter… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the loveliest movies for and about children ever made."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A lost treasure of the silent era starring Betty Bronson."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Again and again the silence of the audience was snapped by the ringing laugh of a single boy which was quickly followed by an outburst from dozens of others, some of whom shook in their seats in sheer Joy at what they saw upon the screen."
‑ Mordaunt Hall, New York Times
"Polished, faithful silent adaptation of the Barrie classic"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"One of the greatest children's film ever made."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of the best silent films for the whole family, this magical production of Peter Pan is true to both letter and spirit of Barrie's nursery tale."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
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