The Wizard of Oz

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In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum novel, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she encounters some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz... read more
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In this charming film based on the popular L. Frank Baum novel, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she encounters some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.

Original Release

08/11/1939

US Release

08/11/1939

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Cast

Judy Garland Dorothy Gale
Frank Morgan The Guard / Professor Marvel / The Gatekeeper / The Carriage Driver / The Wizard of Oz / Wizard of Oz
Ray Bolger The Scarecrow / 'Hunk' / Hunk / Scarecrow
Bert Lahr 'Zeke' / The Cowardly Lion / Zeke / Cowardly Lion
Jack Haley 'Hickory' / The Tin Man / Hickory / Tin Man
Billie Burke Glinda
Margaret Hamilton The Wicked Witch of the West / Miss Gulch / Elmira Gulch / Wicked Witch of the West
Charley Grapewin Uncle Henry
Clara Blandick Auntie Em
Pat Walshe Nikko
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, Richard Thorpe

Writers

Irving Brecher, William H. Cannon, Herbert Fields, Arthur Freed, Jack Haley, E.Y. Harburg, Samuel Hoffenstein, Bert Lahr, John Lee Mahin, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Jack Mintz, Ogden Nash, Robert Pirosh, George Seaton, Sid Silvers, Noel Langley, L. Frank Baum, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf

Cast

Judy Garland Dorothy Gale
Frank Morgan The Guard / Professor Marvel / The Gatekeeper / The Carriage Driver / The Wizard of Oz / Wizard of Oz
Ray Bolger The Scarecrow / 'Hunk' / Hunk / Scarecrow
Bert Lahr 'Zeke' / The Cowardly Lion / Zeke / Cowardly Lion
Jack Haley 'Hickory' / The Tin Man / Hickory / Tin Man
Billie Burke Glinda
Margaret Hamilton The Wicked Witch of the West / Miss Gulch / Elmira Gulch / Wicked Witch of the West
Charley Grapewin Uncle Henry
Clara Blandick Auntie Em
Pat Walshe Nikko
Terry Toto
The Singer Midgets The Munchkins
Franz Balluck Munchkin
Charles Becker Munchkin Mayor
Billy Bletcher Mayor / Lollipop Guild Member
Candy Candido Angry Apple Tree
Pinto Colvig Munchkins
Lewis Croft Munchkin Soldier
Frank Cucksey Munchkin
Ken Darby Munchkinland Mayor

Producers

Editors

Blanche Sewell

1940 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Cinematography, Color Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Art Direction Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Effects, Special Effects Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Won
1940 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Won
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