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The Wizard of Oz Movie Basics

Year of Release: 1939
Running Time: 1 hrs. 41 min.
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Victor Fleming
Screenwriter: Noel Langley
Producers: Mervyn LeRoy
Studio: MGM

The Wizard of Oz Synopsis

Judy Garland stars in this Oscar winning musical classic that is still much beloved by children of all ages 60+ years after it was originally released. Garland is surrounded by a talented cast that includes Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Margaret Hamilton.

The Wizard of Oz Cast

Judy Garland - Dorothy Gale
Frank Morgan - Professor Marvel/Wizard
Ray Bolger - Hunk/The Scarecrow
Bert Lehr - Zeke/The Cowardly Lion
Jack Haley - Hickory/The Tin Woodsman
Billie Burke - Glinda, The Good Witch
Margaret Hamilton - Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch
Clara Blandick - Auntie Em
Charles Grapewin - Uncle Henry

The Wizard of Oz Awards and Nominations

1940 Academy Awards® Best Score (Win)
Best Song (Win)

Best Picture (Nom)

Best Art Direction (Nom)

Best Cinematography (Nom)

Best Special Effects (Nom)

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The Wizard of Oz

Wicked Witch of the West ( Margaret Hamilton ):

"I'll get you my pretty ... and your little dog too."

Why can't Uncle Henry and Auntie Em pay attention to Dorothy when she's trying to tell them about Toto and Miss Gulch?