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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

102 min - Adventure, Family, Fantasy - 15 August 1939
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One of the most famous musical films and the first film from Hollywood to use color. Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.

Director:  Victor Fleming

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One of the most famous musical films and the first film from Hollywood to use color. Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.



Tagline: We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!

Details

Language:  English
Release Date:  15 August 1939

Box Office

Budget:  $2,777,000
Revenue:  $33,754,967

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Loew's Incorporated

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 42 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ART DIRECTION — Cedric Gibbons, William A. Horning
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) — Hal Rosson
[NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NOMINATION. Title was on a preliminary list of submissions/nominees from the studios from which the two official nominees (Gone with the Wind and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex) would be selected.]
MUSIC (Original Score) — Herbert Stothart – WON
MUSIC (Song) — “Over The Rainbow,” Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg – WON
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
SPECIAL EFFECTS — A. Arnold Gillespie, Douglas Shearer


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