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''The Headless Horseman'' is a 1922 silent film based on ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' by Washington Irving. It stars Creator/WillRogers as Ichabod Crane.

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''The Headless Horseman'' is a 1922 silent film based on ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' by Washington Irving. It stars Creator/WillRogers as Ichabod Crane. The film was really shot in the Hudson River Valley around Tarrytown, which is where it's meant to take place.

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''The Headless Horseman'' is a 1922 silent film based on ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' by Washington Irving. It stars Creator/WillRogers as Ichabod Crane. Crane.

The film was really shot in the Hudson River Valley around Tarrytown, which is where it's meant to take place.

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''The Headless Horseman'' is a 1922 silent film based on ''Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow'' by Washington Irving. It stars Creator/WillRogers as Ichabod Crane. The film was really shot in the Hudson River Valley around Tarrytown, which is where it's meant to take place.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The middle of the film is padded out with a new storyline in which Brom Bones frames Ichabod as a "witch-doctor."
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Ichabod claims that he would have discovered the Earth was round if he lived before UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus, repeating the nineteenth-century myth that MedievalMorons believed the Earth to be flat. Incidentally, Ichabod's creator, Washington Irving, played no small part in creating that myth.
* DunceCap: Ichabod is shown punishing a student with one of these.
* HeadlessHorseman: It's right there in the title.
* LoveTriangle: As in the original, Ichabod and Brom compete for Katrina's affections.
* OrderedApology: Brom Bones is ordered to apologize for framing Ichabod as a "witch-doctor." Brom claims a JustJokingJustification.
* ScoobyDooHoax: In this version, it's made explicit that Brom Bones is the Headless Horseman. After Ichabod runs off, there's a shot of Brom throwing off the costume and laughing.
* TarAndFeathers: After becoming convinced that Ichabod is a "witch-doctor," the townsfolk almost do this to him, but at the last minute, it's revealed that he was framed by Brom Bones.
* ThinkOfTheChildren: Needless to say, the townsfolk are not happy about having a "witch-doctor" teaching their children.

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