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Wizard of Oz
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Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale
Frank Morgan as Professor Marvel / The Wizard of Oz / The Gatekeeper / The Carriage Driver / The Guard
Ray Bolger as The Scarecrow
Bert Lahr as The Cowardly Lion
Jack Haley as The Tin Man
Billie Burke as Glinda (the Good Witch)
Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West
Charley Grapewin as Uncle Henry
Clara Blandick as Auntie Em
Terry as Toto (yes the dog)
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Judy Garland (Dorothy): Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.

Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch of the West): I'll get you my pretty...and your little dog too!

Ray Bolger (Scarecrow): I haven't got a brain... only straw.
Judy Garland (Dorothy): How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
Ray Bolger (Scarecrow): I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?
Judy Garland (Dorothy): Yes, I guess you're right.

Judy Garland (Dorothy): Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!

Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion): Alright, I'll go in there for Dorothy. Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch, guards or no guards, I'll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I'm going in there. There's only one thing I want you fellows to do.
Jack Haley (Tin Man): What's that?
Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion): Talk me out of it.

Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion): Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in apricot? What have they got that I ain't got?
All: Courage!
Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion): You can say that again! Huh?

Frank Morgan (Wizard of Oz): Do not arouse the wrath of the great and powerful Oz. I said come back tomorrow.

Margaret Hamilton (Wicked Witch of the West): I'm melting! I'm melting!

Frank Morgan (Wizard of Oz): A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.

Frank Morgan (Wizard of Oz): Why, anybody can have a brain. That's a very mediocre commodity. Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the Earth or slinks through slimy seas has a brain. Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven't got: a diploma.

Jack Haley (Tin Man): What have you learned, Dorothy?
Judy Garland (Dorothy): Well, I - I think that it - it wasn't enough to just want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em - and it's that - if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with! Is that right?

Judy Garland (Dorothy): There's no place like home. There's no place like home.

Judy Garland (Dorothy): Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home. Home! And this is my room, and you're all here. And I'm not gonna leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all, and - oh, Auntie Em - there's no place like home!

Wizard of Oz Trivia
Wizard of Oz won 2 Academy Awards:
Music (Original Score) - Herbert Stothart
Music (Song) - "Over the Rainbow," Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg

Wizard of Oz did not win Best Picture, called Outstanding Production back then. But 1939 was a banner year for movies, the likes of which we have never seen again.The other nominees in 1939 were : "Dark Victory," "Gone with the Wind," "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "Of Mice and Men," and "Stagecoach."

"Gone With the Wind" was the 1939 winner.

Did you know?
That Wizard of Oz was voted #6 in AFI's 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time?
That Judy Garland was voted #8 Woman in AFI's 50 Greatest American Screen Legends?

That TV made this movie. It did not show a profit or become wildly popular until it hit TV.

That Toto's real name was Terry and she was a Cairn Terrier? Only she was paid less than Judy Garland of the major stars. Well, except for the 124 midgets who were the Munchkins. They only got $50 a week.

The black and white scenes of Kansas were filmed last. This provides contrast to colorful Oz, which is a good thing since the Technicolor cameras had already been moved to the "Gone With the Wind" set.

Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Ray Bolger had to suck lunch through a straw as they couldn't eat in those costumes.

The Cowardly Lion's tail was worked by a technicians on an overhead walkway.

Buddy Ebsen was the original Tin Man, but the aluminum in the costume gave him serious breathing problems.

Judy Garland's body was a source of concern. They gave her diet pills, and then of course, sleeping pills, the consequences of which are well known. They also put her in a tight corset as she was seen as too buxom.

"Over the Rainbow" tested badly in preview screenings so it was cut out and then later, upon reflection, reinserted. Good thinking.

Shirley Temple was the first choice for Dorothy. She was part of a trade with Fox for Clark Gable and Jean Harlow. But Harlow died and Garland got the nod.

Margaret Hamilton got so badly burned she had to be hospitalized when the fire came too quickly as she exited Munchkinland. For her melting exit, they used dry ice. Good idea.

The Horse of a Different Color couldn't be actually painted because of Animal Rights concerns. So they used colored, flavored jelly - which the horse kept licking off.

It took 20 guys a week to set up the 40,000 wire poppies.

The ruby slippers were originally silver, as they were in the L. Frank Baum book. But hey, it's Technicolor and ruby looks better. Speaking of - according to some sources, 7 pairs actually existed. The location of 5 is known. If you're sitting on a missing pair, they're worth about 1.5 million. Dollars.

Judy Garland's daughter, Liza Minelli, married Jack Haley's son, Jack Haley Jr.
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