Fun Size Review: Snow White (1916)

A naive princess. A poisoned apple. A handsome prince with a not-at-all-weird thing for kissing corpses. Yup, it’s Snow White!

Very fairy tale. Much whimsy. This is the version that inspired old Walt Disney to try his hand at the folklore game. A straightforward adaptation with gorgeous fantasy costumes. Dorothy Cumming is delightfully evil as the wicked queen and this is a rare chance to see 1910s superstar Marguerite Clark in her prime. This picture is pretty and it’s fun, what more do you need?

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

We all know this, right? Poison apple, princely kiss, happily ever after.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Stained Glass Candy. A beautiful riot of color. No real unique flavor but very sweet.

Availability: Released on DVD as part of the out-of-print Treasures from American Film Archives box. Fortunately, the NFPF has put the contents of the box, including Snow White, in their online screening room for free and legal viewing. Enjoy!

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