The Wizard of Oz ()

directed by Victor Fleming
featuring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley

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The third and definitive film adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's fantasy, this musical adventure is a genuine family classic that made Judy Garland a star for her heartfelt performance as Dorothy Gale, an orphaned young girl unhappy with her drab black-and-white existence on her aunt and uncle's dusty Kansas farm. Dorothy yearns to travel "over the rainbow" to a different world, and she gets her wish when a tornado whisks her and her little dog, Toto, to the Technicolorful land of Oz. Having offended the Wicked ...

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Jan 28, 2019

Courage, Compassion, and Intelligence

One of the greatest films ever made is the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz. As a child, I saw this film on numerous occasions on my black and white television. Eventually, however, I saw this film in color when we finally purchased a color television when I was in high school. For the 80th anniversary in 2019, the film was released in theaters and I recently saw it for the umpteenth time. What a special treat this was to see it both in color and on the big screen! After her house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East as a result of a tornado, Dorothy seeks to return home to Kansas. She then begins a journey to seek the Wizard of Oz who will (hopefully) provide a way home. She is joined by a scarecrow seeking a brain, a tin man seeking a heart, and a lion seeking courage. The Wizard will grant what the group is seeking if they perform a certain task: Bring the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to the Wizard. Dorothy and her friends eventually succeed in this endeavor. As an adult, I look at this classic film in the following way: The film's basic message is that one needs to have compassion (heart), courage (the ability to overcome fear), and intelligence (brains) if one wants to overcome obstacles in life and build relationships with other people. If you have not seen this film, you really need to take the time to see one of the greatest classics of the golden era of Hollywood. Highly recommended.

Rebecca A

May 28, 2016

My review of "The Wizard Of Oz".

Who doesn't love a classic?!? I do!!! I have always loved this movie. Dororthy, played by Judy Garland, is unhappy about her life on the farm. During a tornado, she gets a knock on the head, ends up in Oz, and has to figure her way back home with the help of three new friends who look very much like the farmhands on the family farm. She learns that happiness starts at home with people that love you.

linda ganger

Nov 11, 2010


what can I say but classic.It will be nice not to have to wait for a holiday.

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