PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
The film started shooting on 13 October 1938 and was completed on 16 March 1939 at a then-unheard-of cost of $2,777,000 (approx. $48 million in 2016 dollars, adjusted for inflation). It earned only $3,000,000 ($51.8 million in 2016) on its initial ... ...
She isn't coming yet, Toto. Did she hurt you? She tried to, didn't she? Come on. We'll go tell Uncle Henry and Auntie Em.
When Glinda appears, she asks Dorothy if she is a good witch or a bad witch. In the same conversation, Dorothy says witches are old and ugly and Glinda corrects her, revealing she herself if a witch, and only bad witches are ugly. Dorothy is clearly just as good looking - if not more so - than Glinda. That would make Dorothy a good witch by physical virtue alone and the question Glinda asked her is useless. Glinda's question should have simply been, "Are you a witch?"
The Oz characters that Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Margaret Hamilton play are not actually listed in the cast list at the end; only their Kansas counterparts are. However, Billie Burke (who plays only Glinda the Good Witch) and Pat Walshe, who plays only Nikko, the Head Monkey, *are* listed in the closing credits as having played those characters.
$3,093,998 (USA) (22 September 2013)
$22,202,612 (USA) (13 October 2013)
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