The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 film directed by Victor Fleming and based on the 1900 book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Starring Judy Garland, the film was hailed as one of the best films ever made.


A girl named Dorothy (Judy Garland) gets caught in a tornado and lands in the land of Oz. There, she meets a brainless Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a heartless Tin Woodman (Jack Haley) and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr). They go on a journey to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard (Frank Morgan) so that Dorothy would go home to Kansas and her friends get what they want.

Why it's Beloved

  1. A talented cast with Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, and Jack Haley.
  2. Excellent set design.
  3. Great songs, especially Over the Rainbow.
  4. Clever special effects.
  5. The Wicked Witch of the West is one of the best movie villains ever.


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