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The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.
John Ritter (L. Frank Baum) and Jason Ritter (Harry Neal Baum) are father and son in real-life. Nancy Morgan (Helen Gage) is John Ritter's wife, and Jason Ritter's mother.
The film depicts Baum acting on stage as an extra in Hamlet when his father's theatre burned down. In reality, the theatre burned down during a production of his drawing room comedy, "Matches", while Baum was on tour as the male lead in another of his plays, "The Maid of Arran". Hence, he did not actually witness the fire.