The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Victor Fleming (1939)

98min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
One of Hollywood's quintessential productions, this musical adaptation of L Frank Baum's classic fable is probably the most beloved fantasy film of all time and the ultimate family picture. It has something for everyone: wonderfully strange lands, fun-scary moments, a dazzling assortment of fairy-tale characters, fabulous songs to take us all somewhere over the rainbow, a peerless Judy Garland performance, and meaningful messages in abundance. Continuously enthralling, this is one hardy perennial you can never tire of watching. Uncredited King Vidor directed some of the sequences.

Summary

Youngster Dorothy Gale is whisked over the rainbow by a tornado into the magical land of Oz, where she inadvertently kills a wicked witch - incurring the wrath of another. Setting out to find the wizard who can show her a way home, she is joined on her journey by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, who all hope their own wishes will be granted. Musical fantasy, with Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan.

Cast & Crew

Dorothy Gale Judy Garland
Scarecrow/Hunk Ray Bolger
Tin Man/Hickory Jack Haley
Cowardly Lion/Zeke Bert Lahr
Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz Frank Morgan
Wicked Witch of the West/Miss Almira Gulch Margaret Hamilton
Glinda Billie Burke
Uncle Henry Charley Grapewin
Auntie Em Clara Blandick
Director Victor Fleming
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 12 Sep 2014
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