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G| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help.

Cast: Judy Garland , Frank Morgan , Ray Bolger , Bert Lahr , Jack Haley , Billie Burke , Margaret Hamilton , Charley Grapewin

Director: Victor Fleming

Genres: Fantasy, Musical

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Release Date: August 15th, 1939|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • This wonderful romp of a movie looks magical on the big screen: colors are a picnic for the eyes, details loom so clearly you can practically touch them and there's a sense of the larger-than-life with a film that's already larger than life. show more

  • Not only is it wonderfully entertaining, but the issues it addresses, and the way it presents them, are both universal and deeply personal. And therein lies The Wizard of Oz's true magic. show more

  • The Wizard of Oz remains the weirdest, scariest, kookiest, most haunting and indelible kid-flick-that's-really-for-adults ever made in Hollywood. show more

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  • September 21, 2013 Blake
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    One of the classics you can watch every time.

  • November 16, 2011 csbones55
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    I was a kid in the 50 s and my brother worked had bought a new color T V and the the Wizard of Oz was the first thing we got to watch in color Oh !My when it turned from black and white to color it was the most breath taking thing as a kid I ever saw

  • November 16, 2011 Mike
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    I\'m 56 yrs old. I have been watching that show from 1060 to now. I watch that show every year, I love it,

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Judy Garland's Children to Reunite for 'Wizard of Oz' Oscars Tribute

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Katie Roberts on Feb 24th, 2014 8:00PM

AP The planned commemoration of the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz" during this year's Oscars telecast is getting a sentimental boost: The children of late "Oz" star Judy Garland will reunite...

Oscars 2014: 'Wizard of Oz' to Celebrate 75 Years at the Academy Awards

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Katie Roberts on Jan 29th, 2014 10:30AM

Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment/AP Images Oscar viewers will take a stroll down a yellow brick road of memories this year when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

Last Female 'Wizard of Oz' Munchkin, Ruth Robinson Duccini, Dies at 95

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The Associated Press on Jan 17th, 2014 3:30PM

Kevin Winter/Getty Images LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," has died. She was 95. With her death, only one...

What's the Most Important Song in 'The Wizard of Oz'? (Hint: It's Not the One You Think)

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Alex Suskind on Sep 20th, 2013 10:30AM

Everett This is the premiere article for Speakerfone, a new column that focuses on music in film. The melody came to Harold Arlen while he was driving down Sunset Boulevard. It was 1939, and...

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