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The Wizard of Oz

The classic 1939 MGM musical fantasy starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, and Margaret Hamilton.

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A Quick Tip by pauldidiego

  • Jul 22, 2010
This movie is a Classic that never gets old. It brings back memories every time I see it.
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Quick Tip by . October 21, 2012
A great-loved musical which was a breakthrough in colorization. Made by people who were either very, very high or expected their audiences to be.
Quick Tip by . October 06, 2010
Iconic and influencial in many ways, a delightful fantasy adventure for the family
Quick Tip by . July 26, 2010
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This movie is a classic for a reason. I have discovered as well than on of the best formats in which to watch it is during a local summer movie festival in a park.
Quick Tip by . July 25, 2010
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This movie was made in 1939, which certainly makes it a classic vintage film. There are some variations from the book in the film that are interesting to note. Read the book and watch the film and you'll have fun  comparing the two versions.
Quick Tip by . August 24, 2010
Great film, I love the tin man. always remember, "disregard the man behind the curtain."
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
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What can't be said about this one? If you love music, color backdrops & a little bit of a dramatic blow, watch this.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
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The film was way ahead of its time, even eerie at times. Definitely a legendary classic that everyone should see.
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
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it's a classic! you must see this before you die or else
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
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I personally hate The Wizard Of Oz. I always found it creepy and lame
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
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If you have never seen this movie than you do not watch movies@!
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The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical film directed by Victor Fleming (and uncredited others) from a script mostly by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf, with uncredited contributions by others. It was based on the 1900 children's novel of the same name by L. Frank Baum, with fantasy elements. It features Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Frank Morgan, with Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charles Grapewin, Clara Blandick and the Singer Midgets as the Munchkins. Notable in its use of special effects, use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling and unusual characters, The Wizard of Oz has become, over the years, one of the best known of all films. Its impact, however, was not nearly as strongly felt at the time of its original release.

Dorothy Gale, a 12-year-old Kansas farmgirl, is knocked unconscious during a tornado. She, her dog Toto, and the farmhouse are transported to the magical Land of Oz. She sets out on the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz to return her to Kansas. During her journey, she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion, who join her, hoping to receive what they lack themselves (a brain, a heart and courage, respectively). They are pursued by the Wicked Witch of the West, who wants her dead sister's magic ruby slippers, now worn by Dorothy.

Initially, The Wizard of Oz made only a small profit due to its enormous budget, despite largely favorable critical reviews. ...
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Director: Victor Fleming
Genre: Adventure, Classics, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Release Date: August 25, 1939
MPAA Rating: Unrated
DVD Release Date: 1999, 2005, 2009
Runtime: 103 minutes
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment
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