Aug 15, 1939 · Watch video · Frank Morgan posed for a test for The Wizard, made up to look as the Wizard looked in the book; this makeup was discarded and the final look was only reached after at least five more tries. The Wicked Witch has two eyes in the movie and only one eye in the book.
«The Wizard of Oz» will be a class in everyones eyes forever, bringing the light of day into the world of film and putting a smile on anyones face.
Music by: Herbert Stothart
The Wizard of Oz follows Dorothy and her dog Toto when they are caught in a tornado’s path and somehow end up in the land of Oz.
Parents need to know that the 1939 fantasy The Wizard of Oz contains several scenes that may be scary for very young children, almost all of which involve the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West and her band of creepy flying monkeys. Most parents who’ve seen the movie before know that the plot includes a disastrous tornado, and an enchanted forest full of red-eyed creatures and talking trees.
The studio, Metro-Goldwyn Meyer, outbid 20th Century Fox for the movie rights. Fox had wanted …
The Wizard of Oz (Gene Weygandt) sails high above Emerald City and (principal characters, from left) Dorothy (Elizabeth Stenholt), Scarecrow (Kyle Adams, jumping), Cowardly Lion (Paul-Jordan Jansen) and Tinman (Carl Draper).