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The Wizard of Oz [1939 film] (1939)

by Victor Fleming (Director), George Cukor (Director), Victor Fleming (Director), Arthur Freed, Jack Haley Jr.9 more, E. Y. Harburg, Noel Langley (Screenplay), Mervyn LeRoy (Director), Harold Rosson (Director of Photography), Florence Ryerson (Screenplay), Norman Taurog (Director), Richard Thorpe (Director), King Vidor (Director), Edgar Allan Woolf (Screenplay)

Other authors: Harold Arlen (Composer), George Bassman (Music), L. Frank Baum (Original story), Clara Blandick (Actor), Ray Bolger (Actor)14 more, Billie Burke (Actor), Ruth Duccini (Actor), Judy Garland (Actor), Jakob Jackie Gerlich (Actor), Charley Grapewin (Actor), Margaret Hamilton (Actor), Bert Lahr (Actor), Jerry Maren (Actor), Frank Morgan (Actor), Karl Slover (Actor), Georgie Stoll (Music), Herbert Stothart (Composer), Terry, Donald Trumbull (Special effects rigger)

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When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.… (more)
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  semoffat | Sep 2, 2021 |
I grew up watching this movie. It was the most magical thing I had ever seen or imagined. I waited for it to air once a year. ( )
  Eurekas | Aug 23, 2021 |
Dorothy Gale is swept away from her home in Kansas to the 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 and help her friends as well.
Rated G however young children are often scared by witches and flying monkeys
  SITAG_Family | Jul 13, 2021 |
Like millions of others, I watched this every year growing up--and it was something I looked forward to for weeks. I've never read the Oz books--my daughter, who devours everything, wasn't impressed by them--but this film can stand alone as a singular magical moment. Actually, many magical moments, all of which are still magical 80 years later. ( )
  datrappert | Mar 5, 2019 |
Classic movie musical fantasy adventure. One of the all-time great movies. Never tire of watching this movie. ( )
  papyri | Jan 3, 2018 |
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Taken from the score from the 1939 classic film, this particular Wizard of Oz soundtrack contains tracks by the original cast, including Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, and Bert Lahr, among others. The addition of extended versions of some of the songs ("If I Only Had a Brain," "Delirious Escape," "Cyclone," "If I Only Had a Heart," "If I Were King of the Forest"), as well as two outtakes ("The Jitterbug" and "Ding-Dong! Emerald City") and a few different versions of the famous "We're off to See the Wizard" make this particular album a standout, and a great way to remember and share an important part of American film and music history.
 

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Fleming, VictorDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cukor, GeorgeDirectormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Fleming, VictorDirectormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Freed, Arthurmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Haley Jr., Jackmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Harburg, E. Y.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Langley, NoelScreenplaymain authorall editionsconfirmed
LeRoy, MervynDirectormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Rosson, HaroldDirector of Photographymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ryerson, FlorenceScreenplaymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Taurog, NormanDirectormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Thorpe, RichardDirectormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Vidor, KingDirectormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Woolf, Edgar AllanScreenplaymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Arlen, HaroldComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bassman, GeorgeMusicsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baum, L. FrankOriginal storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blandick, ClaraActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bolger, RayActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Burke, BillieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duccini, RuthActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garland, JudyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gerlich, Jakob JackieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grapewin, CharleyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamilton, MargaretActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lahr, BertActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maren, JerryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morgan, FrankActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slover, KarlActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stoll, GeorgieMusicsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stothart, HerbertComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Terrysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trumbull, DonaldSpecial effects riggersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Wicked Witch of the West: Just try and stay out of my way. Just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!
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This is the film adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland.  Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum.
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When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.

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Musical fantasy tale about a little Kansas girl named Dorothy who visits the magical land of Oz.
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