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The Wizard of Oz

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.

The Wizard of Oz
Cast:

Judy Garland
Frank Morgan
Ray Bolger
Bert Lahr
Jack Haley
Billie Burke
Margaret Hamilton

Director:
Victor Fleming

Producer:
Mervyn LeRoy

Written by:
Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf

Distributor:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Budget:
$2,777,000

Box Office:
$3 million

Awards:

Academy Awards - Best Music, Original Song (Won)
Academy Awards - Best Music, Original Score (Won)
Academy Awards - Best Picture (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Cinematography, Color (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Art Direction (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Effects, Special Effects (Nominated)
Cannes Film Festival - Palme d’Or (Nominated)



Metacritic Score:
100

Rotten Tomatoes Score:
99%