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The Wizard of Oz

  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • 1939
  • Victor Fleming
  • 98 mins
  • U

Summary

Classic musical fantasy starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. When a huge tornado hits Dorothy's home in Kansas, she is whisked off far away into a strange and dazzling world. There she must escape the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West and find her way to the Emerald City.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Dorothy GaleJudy Garland
Scarecrow / "Hunk"Ray Bolger
Cowardly Lion / "Zeke"Bert Lahr
Tin Man / "Hickory"Jack Haley
GlindaBillie Burke
Wicked Witch of the West / Miss Almira Gulch Margaret Hamilton
Prof Marvel / Wizard of Oz / Doorkeeper of the Emerald City / Coachman / Wizard's doorkeeperFrank Morgan
Uncle HenryCharley Grapewin
Auntie EmClara Blandick
NikkoPat Walshe

Crew

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DirectorVictor Fleming
DirectorKing Vidor
DirectorGeorge Cukor

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros
Released on
2014-09-12
Languages
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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