About

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.

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Directed by

Victor Fleming

Written by

Herman J. Mankiewicz (Staff Writer)
L. Frank Baum (Author)
Noel Langley (Screenplay)
Florence Ryerson (Screenplay)
Edgar Allan Woolf (Screenplay)

Runtime

102 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#103 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#10 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#172 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#226 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Original Score

Oscar for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Effects, Special Effects A. Arnold Gillespie

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Color Harold Rosson