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Winthrop Ames Snow White

Snow White (1916) is an American silent film made by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and produced by Adolph Zukor and Daniel Frohman. The film was directed by J. Searle Dawley, from the Grimm brothers story. Winthrop Ames adapted it to the screen from his play "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" that he had written under the pseudonym "Jessie Graham White" and had produced in 1912 at his Little Theatre on Broadway. This film was Walt Disney's inspiration for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" when he saw the Marguerite Clark version as a 15-year-old newsboy.