The Headless Horseman


1922

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 5, 1922
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Sleepy Hollow Corp.
Distribution Company
W. W. Hodkinson Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving in his The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1819--1820).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,145ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Ichabod Crane, the lanky new schoolteacher from New York, does not find immediate acceptance in the community, but he does receive attention from Katrina Van Tassel, who cannot resist maintaining her reputation of community belle. Seeing the advantage of marrying into Katrina's wealthy family, Ichabod takes her seriously, thus establishing himself as Brom Bones's rival. The villagers nearly tar and feather Ichabod before they discover that his alleged cruelty to his students is a fabrication; and Brom takes advantage of Ichabod's interest in a legendary headless horseman. Disguising himself as the phantom, Brom encounters Ichabod on a lonely bridge one night, and Ichabod rides away--never to be seen in the village again.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 5, 1922
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Sleepy Hollow Corp.
Distribution Company
W. W. Hodkinson Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving in his The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1819--1820).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,145ft (7 reels)

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Other films based on the Washington Irving short story include the 1908 Kalem picture The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (see Film Beginnings, 1893-1910), the 1949 Walt Disney Production The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, directed by Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi and James Algar, with the voice of Bing Crosby, and the 1999 Paramount release, Sleepy Hollow, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci.