The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy


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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 to Kansas and help her friends as well.

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  • Jack Haley in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Judy Garland and Jack Haley in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Trivia

MGM talent scouts searched the country to come up with over 100 little people who would make up the citizens of Munchkinland; this meant that most of the film's Oz sequences would have to already be shot before work on the Munchkinland sequence could begin. According to Munchkin actor Jerry Maren, each little person was paid over $125 a week for their performances. Munchkin Meinhardt Raabe, who played the coroner, revealed in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (1990) that the MGM costume and wardrobe department, under the direction of designer Adrian, had to design over 100 costumes for the Munchkin sequences. They then had to photograph and catalog each Munchkin in his or her costume so that they could correctly apply the same costume and makeup each day of shooting.


Quotes

Dorothy: 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.


Goofs

There is no stage hand on set at the end of the Tinman sequence, nor was anyone hanged, nor did they fall out of a tree. The shadowy figure at the back of the set as Dorothy, Scarecrow and Tinman set off down the Yellow Brick Road is a large bird stretching its wings.


Crazy Credits

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).


Alternate Versions

The 2000 Warner Brothers DVD edition suffers from print defects due to shrinkage of the materials used in the restoration, and cuts out one line of Dorothy's which occurs during a reel change when Toto is being taken from Dorothy. As she whimpers Toto's name, there's a stutter edit where an off camera Garland repeats the first few words of a line, "Oh, To, oh Toto." The audio production team (who were doing the restoration) went back to the script and found no correspondence. So, the apparent mistake was excised.


Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
(1823) (uncredited)
Music by
H.R. Bishop
Played by The MGM Symphony Orchestra as background music during final sequences of film

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Genres

Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Musical

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