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.
When MGM bought the rights to L. Frank Baum's novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," it also purchased the rights to the 1902 stage musical by Baum and Paul Tietjen and The Wizard of Oz (1925), Larry Semon's failed silent comedy. From the latter it derived Dorothy's companions as farmhands she knew in Kansas,... ...
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.
As the Apple Trees are throwing apples at the Scarecrow, he falls backwards onto the Yellow Brick Road. When Dorothy steps over to offer help, she is wearing black patent leather shoes. A moment before and a moment later she's wearing the Ruby Slippers.
As in some other M-G-M musicals of the '30's and '40's, the heading "Musical Program" appears at the top of the card listing all the music credits (arranger, composer, lyricist, conductor, choreographer, and so on).
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