The Wizard of Oz

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The Wizard of Oz Overview

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

Who Stars in The Wizard of Oz

Judy Garland
Dorothy Gale

Judy Garland

Frank Morgan
Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz

Frank Morgan

Ray Bolger
"Hunk" / The Scarecrow

Ray Bolger

Bert Lahr
"Zeke" / The Cowardly Lion

Bert Lahr

Jack Haley
"Hickory" / The Tin Man

Jack Haley

Billie Burke
Glinda, the Good Witch of the North

Billie Burke


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The Sound of Music
It's a Wonderful Life
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
The Princess Bride
Casablanca
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Gone with the Wind
Mary Poppins
Singin' in the Rain
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
This Is Spinal Tap
Cool Hand Luke
To Kill a Mockingbird
Blazing Saddles
Citizen Kane
Fantasia
North by Northwest
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
A Christmas Story
The Apartment

Review for The Wizard of Oz

Author: Cat Ellington

'Oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home!' — Dorothy Gale There were two beloved and highly fabled films that my immediate family and I—while in the comforts of our home—never missed during the Easter holiday weekend of each year: The Ten Commandments (ABC), and The Wizard of Oz (CBS) - an unsurpassed duo of the most tremendously blessed movies in motion picture history. Many a generational - both past and present - has already seen this musical masterpiece, whether in its original film format, or in its stage adaptation. And without a doubt, it will continue to amaze future generations. Iconic and mesmerizing, The Wizard of Oz (produced during the Great Depression era) is a classic on so many great levels: Screenplay; cinematography; set design; costumes; beautiful Technicolor; the award-winning songs of Herbert Stothart (score), and Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg (lyrics: the pair wrote "Over the Rainbow"); cutting edge special effects ... And superior performances. Yet another cinematic honoree in the Library of Congress National Film Registry, Langley, Ryerson, and Woolf's The Wizard of Oz is set in stone as one of the greatest efforts in motion picture storytelling to ever be released for general viewing ... Not to mention one of the most mimicked. The cast includes: Judy Garland as our beloved and resilient protagonist Dorothy; Frank Morgan, starring in a quintet of roles: The Wizard, Professor Marvel, the Doorman, the Cabbie, and the Guard; Bert Lahr, in his memorable roles as both Zeke and the Cowardly Lion; Jack Haley as both Hickory and the Tin Man; Ray Bolger as both Hunk and the Scarecrow ... And let us not forget the legendary Margaret Hamilton, as both Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West. These, in addition to a second to none list of supporting players, make for one exceptionally performed ensemble. Outstanding creativity. Exquisite direction. It was not my wish, as I composed this review, to go into detail (not even minorly) concerning the plot here, because, as I'd indicated earlier, many a generational has already witnessed this filmed phenomenon. And for me to have rehashed a summary of its plot would have been simply redundant. Directed by Academy Award-winner Victor Fleming (Gone with the Wind), The Wizard of Oz will always have the authority to command my love, my admiration, my awe, and my fascination. Always. Five out of five well-earned stars.


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Production

Loew's Incorporated


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1939-08-15

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 42 mins

Budget
$ 2,777,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 33,754,967.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 30,977,967.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://thewizardofoz.warnerbros.com/

Genres
Adventure Family Fantasy

Keywords
witch adolescence based on novel or book secret identity clock dream lion tornado scarecrow musical crow music kansas classic imaginary land cowardliness sepia color red shoes


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