English intertitles Release dateDecember 25, 1916 (1916-12-25) Based onSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs
by Jessie Graham White
Snow White by the Brothers Grimm WriterWinthrop Ames (by), Winthrop Ames Story byWinthrop Ames, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm CastMarguerite Clark (Snow White), Dorothy Cumming (Queen Brangomar / Mary Jane), Creighton Hale (Prince Florimond), Lionel Braham (The Huntsman), Alice Washburn (Witch Hex) Similar moviesSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Happily Ever After (1990), Mirror Mirror (2012), Grimms Snow White (2012)
Snow White is a 1916 American silent romantic fantasy film directed by J. Searle Dawley. It was adapted by Winthrop Ames from his own 1912 Broadway play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which was in turn adapted from the 1812 fairy tale (as collected by the Grimm brothers). The film stars Marguerite Clark and Creighton Hale, Clark reprising her stage role.
Fifteen years old when he saw it, Walt Disney was inspired to make it the subject of his first feature-length animated film.
Marguerite Clark as Snow White
Creighton Hale as Prince Florimond
Dorothy Cumming as Queen Brangomar
Lionel Braham as Berthold
Alice Washburn as Witch Hex
Formerly thought to have been destroyed in a vault fire and presumed lost, a "substantially complete" print with Dutch intertitles, missing a few scenes, was found in Amsterdam in 1992 and restored at George Eastman House.
Snow White is included in the boxed DVD set Treasures from American Film Archives: 50 Preserved Films (2000).