G | | 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.
26 December 2008 | Spikeopath
10 | Timeless classic still entertaining the masses as each generation comes in.
Dorothy is a young girl living on a Kansas farm, during a tornado, she, along with her dog Toto, is swept up and ...
Bea Wain, who began performing on the radio when she was only 6, was a vocalist of prominence, among the revered singers of the 1930's and '40s, when band leaders such as Larry Clinton, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman in the big band ... ...
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.
The real wizard makes the fake wizard's voice by talking directly into the microphone, but when the fake wizard says "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" the real wizard is pulling back the curtain, pointed away from the microphone and not talking at all.
The credits say "Photographed in Technicolor", not "Color Sequences by Technicolor", thus making it seem as if the entire film were made in color. It is not known if this was deliberately done to enhance the surprise when the picture turns into full three-strip Technicolor, but it is quite possible. Posters at the time also advertised the film as being in Technicolor, but made no mention of sepia tint or black-and-white. The advertisement for the film's first telecast, however, did say "in color and black-and-white" (the Kansas sequences were shown on TV in black-and-white, not sepia, until the 1990 telecast, when they were restored).
$3,093,998 (USA) (22 September 2013)
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