Fun Size Review: The Wizard of Oz (1925)

wizard of oz

This movie should come with a warning label. It is bound to offend the following people:

  • Oz fans
  • Silent movie fans
  • Carbon-based life forms

It definitely lives up to its reputation as the Plan 9 of silent cinema. Unfunny, racist and decidedly un-magical, this turkey has to be seen to be believed. But I don’t recommend it.

[toggler title=”How does it end? (click here for a spoiler)” ]I honestly do not know. I mean, they leave the castle and then the movie just kind of stops.[/toggler]

If it were a dessert it would be:


Kitty Litter Cake. I am sure there are people on this planet that find it funny but I certainly would not like to spend much time with them.

You can read my full-length review here.


11 Replies to “Fun Size Review: The Wizard of Oz (1925)”

  1. Kitty. Layer. Cake. Oh dear.

    For me, it would be coleslaw. Just standard coleslaw. Why? Coleslaw is something that I think I would like, but I never do. I’m like okay, I’ll have some coleslaw. Then I take a bite and am reminded why I don’t eat coleslaw.

    Just as when I found out about a silent era Wizard of Oz. Knowing how varied and creative silent era movies could be, I was looking forward to watching this. Part of me wanted a non-musical, perhaps a bit crazier version of The Wizard of Oz, other than Return to Oz, of course. Boy, was this movie disappointing.

    That poster is filled with lies. “The World’s Greatest Fantastic Spectacle” indeed. Bah!

  2. I’m a fan of bad cinema, and you expect me to stay away from this? Even after you tell me it has to be seen to be believed? Oh Fritzi…you have no idea what you’ve done. Now I have to track this thing down immediately AND read your (I’m guessing) scathing review!

    1. Yes, it’s a trap! Everyone gets suckered in with promises of badness and then…
      I think there is a horror movie in this. 😉

      1. I will definitely let you know. (Well, you already know, but you know what I mean). I just hope I can find it for free on-line somewhere, because I don’t think I need to be spending hard-earned cash on it!

  3. I wish i could have gotten that seventy minutes of my life back. Then again, I did emerge a wiser person. There truly are films THIS incompetent and unfunny.

  4. “Every production an achievement.” Yeah, they did go lower than anyone before them . . .

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