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From the book by L. Frank Baum. Fantasy about a Kansas farm girl (Garland, in her immortal role) who rides a tornado to a brightly colored world over the rainbow, full of talking scarecrows, munchkins and a wizard who bears a strange resemblance to a Kansas fortune-teller. She must outwit the Wicked Witch if she is ever to go home. Delightful performances from Lahr, Bolger, and Hamilton; King Vidor is uncredited as co-director. Director Fleming originally wanted Deanna Durbin or Shirley Temple for the role of Dorothy, but settled for Garland who made the song "Over the Rainbow" her own. She received a special Academy Award for her performance. For the 50th anniversary of its release, "The Wizard of Oz" was restored and includes rare film clips of Bolger's "Scarecrow Dance" and the cut "Jitterbug" number, and shots by Buddy Ebsen as the Tin Man before he became ill and left the production. Another special release of the film, "The Ultimate Oz," contains a documentary on the making of the film, a reproduction of the original script, still photos, and liner notes.

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Available on Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Fantasy, Witchcraft, Road Trip, Occult, King of Beasts (Dogs), Great Death Scenes, Trees & Forests, B/W & Color Combos, MGM Musicals, Top Grossing Films of 1939, Twister!, Ballooning, Aunts & Uncles, Nieces & Nephews, Little People, Family Ties, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Noel Langley
Cast
Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Charley Grapewin, Clara Blandick, Mitchell Lewis, Billie Burke
Cinematography
Harold Rosson
Director
Victor Fleming
Music
Herbert Stothart
Producer
MGM

Awards

Oscars 1939: Song ("Over the Rainbow"), Orig. Score; AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1989.

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Nicholle

When I was little, I had to watch this movie almost everday, and I had to have my Toto toy and my glittery red shoes! I loved the munchkins, too! Dorothy has an adventure when a tornado comes through her town and by her house. It appears to be that she is dreaming while some of this is going on. Everything is black and white until her house crashes down in munchkinland. It lands on the bad witch, the munchkins and Glenda the good witch praise her for it. She has an adventure trying to get back to Kansas following the yellow brick road. This trip she takes is a lot longer and more adventurous than she had planned. She makes some friends along the way and they run into a lot of trouble and a lot of good things happen also. I heard that in the original copy, you can see that one of the actors that played one of the munchkins hanged himself in the background of the forest! Creepy!!

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Alaina

I love oz sooooo much.....DOROTHY AND TOTO ANE MY DESKTOP'S BACKGROUND!!! Best movie ever!! Watch again and again and again