Snow White (1916 film)

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Snow White
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Advertisement (1917)
Directed by J. Searle Dawley
Produced by H. Lyman Broening (uncredited)
Written by Winthrop Ames
Based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
by Jessie Graham White
Snow White
by the Brothers Grimm
Starring Marguerite Clark
Creighton Hale
Cinematography H. Lyman Broening
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • December 25, 1916 (1916-12-25)
Running time
63 minutes (18 frame/s)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Snow White

Snow White (1916) is an American silent romantic fantasy film directed by J. Searle Dawley based on the Winthrop Ames' 1912 Broadway play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The latter was adapted from the Grimm brothers 1812 fairy tale. The film's stars were Marguerite Clark and Creighton Hale. Clark reprised her stage role.[1]

Fifteen years old when he saw it, Walt Disney was inspired to make it the subject of his first feature-length animated film.[1]

See also: 1916 in film


Preservation status[edit]

It was considered a lost film, thought to have been destroyed in a vault fire.[1] A "substantially complete" print with Dutch intertitles, missing a few scenes, was found in Amsterdam in 1992 and restored at George Eastman House.[1]

Home media[edit]

Snow White is included in the boxed DVD set Treasures from American Film Archives: 50 Preserved Films (2000).[2]


  1. ^ a b c d J. B. Kaufman. "Snow White, 1916". San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Treasures from American Film Archives". Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

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