| 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?
(Dorothy): Yes, I guess you're right.
(Dorothy): Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!
(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?
(Cowardly Lion): You can say that again! Huh?
(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
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
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:
(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,"
the Wind," "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "Of Mice
and Men," and "Stagecoach."
"Gone With the Wind" was the 1939
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.
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
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.
Cowardly Lion's tail was worked by a technicians on an overhead
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.
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
It took 20 guys a week to set up the 40,000 wire
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.
Judy Garland's daughter, Liza Minelli, married Jack Haley's
son, Jack Haley Jr.
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