~Peter Pan~
1924
Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Written by: Willis Goldbeck

Based on the play by J.M. Barrie
~Cast~

George Ali ... Nana the Dog
Esther Ralston ... Mrs. Darling
Cyril Chadwick ... Mr. Darling
Mary Brian ... Wendy Moira Angela Darling
Jack Murphy ... John Napoleon Darling
Philippe De Lacy ... Michael Nicholas Darling (as Philippe deLacy)
Virginia Brown Faire ... Tinker Bell (as Virginia Browne Faire)
Betty Bronson ... Peter Pan
Anna May Wong ... Tiger Lily
Maurice Murphy ... Tootles
Mickey McBan ... Slightly
George Crane Jr. ... Curly
Winston Doty ... First Twin
Weston Doty ... Second Twin
Terence McMillan ... Nibs
Ernest Torrence ... Captain James Hook
Louis Morrison ... Gentleman Starkey (as Lewis Morrison)
Edward Kipling ... Smee
Ralph Yearsley ... Italian Cecco
Ed Jones ... Mullins (as Ed. Jones)
Percy Barbat ... Noodler
Richard Frazier ... Giant Blackman
Maurice de Canonge ... Cookson (as Maurice Cannon)
Robert Milasch ... Kelt
Charles A. Stevenson ... Jukes
Vondell Darr
Kit Wain ... Squirrel (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Produced by: Herbert Brenon
Executive Producer: Jesse L. Lasky
Executive Producer: Adolph Zukor
Music by: Philip Carli
Cinematography by: James Wong Howe
Costume Design by: Howard Greer
Assistant Director: Roy Pomeroy
Art Department Settings: Edward Smith
Special Effects by: Roy Pomeroy
Textile Artist: Edith Head

Length: 10 Reels
Runtime: 105 Minutes
Released: December 29, 1924
~Plot Synopsis~
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 (Bronson) shows up with the fairy, Tinker Bell (Virginia Brown Faire), and they take the
children to Never Never Land. They have a series of adventures with the Lost Boys and defeat
Captain Hook (Ernest Torrence) and his band of pirates. Finally, the children return home to Mrs.
Darling, who is overjoyed to have them back. She adopts the Lost Boys and offers to take Peter in too,
but he refuses to grow up and flies away after promising to visit Wendy every year. An interesting
side note -- although she had no involvement in casting Brian as Wendy, Ralston had discovered her
a couple of years earlier while judging a beauty contest.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
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