The Wizard of Oz

"We're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!"

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical film about a young Kansas girl cast into a fantasy world. Her efforts to return home are aided by three unusual companions, each with a quest of his own.

Directed by Victor Fleming. Written by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf, based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by Yip Harburg.
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Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

DorothyEdit

Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.
  • Someplace where there isn't any trouble... [tossing a piece of her cruller to Toto] ...do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat or train. It's far, far away... behind the moon... beyond the rain.
    [singing] Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high,
    There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
    Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue,
    And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
  • Well, I... I think that it... that 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 backyard; because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with.
  • [last lines] Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home – home! And this is my room – and you're all here – and I'm not going to leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all! And... oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home!

ScarecrowEdit

My head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain.
  • Why, if I had a brain I could...
    [singing] I could wile away the hours,
    Conferrin' with the flowers,
    Consultin' with the rain.
    And my head I'd be scratchin'
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
    If I only had a brain.

Tin ManEdit

  • [singing] When a man's an empty kettle,
    He should be on his mettle,
    And yet I'm torn apart.
    Just because I'm presumin'
    That I could be kinda human
    If I only had a heart.

Cowardly LionEdit

I could show my prowess,
Be a lion, not a "mowess,"
If I only had the nerve.
  • [singing] Yeah, it's sad, believe me, Missy,
    When you're born to be a sissy,
    Without the vim and verve.
    But I could show my prowess,
    Be a lion, not a "mowess,"
    If I only had the nerve.

Wicked Witch of the WestEdit

I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!
  • [to Glinda] Very well – I'll bide my time. [to Dorothy] And as for you, my fine lady, it's true I can't attend to you here and now as I'd like; but just try to stay out of my way – just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too! [With a burst of laughter, she whirls around and vanishes in a burst of smoke and fire and a clap of thunder.]
  • [last words] Ohhh! You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness! Ohhh! Look out! Look out! I'm going! Ohhhh – Ohhhhhhhhhh!

The WizardEdit

I AM OZ.... the Great and Powerful!
Who are you?
  • Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The Great Oz has spoken!

The MunchkinsEdit

  • [singing] Ding Dong, the witch is dead,
    Which old witch?
    The wicked witch.

    Ding Dong, the wicked witch is dead!
  • [singing] You're off to see the Wizard,
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
    You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz
    If ever a Wiz there was.
    If ever, oh ever, a Wiz there was
    The Wizard of Oz is one because
    Because, because, because, because, because...
    Because of the wonderful things he does.

DialogueEdit

Almira Gulch: Gale?
Uncle Henry Gale: Well, howdy, Miss Gulch.
Gulch: I want to see you and your wife right away about Dorothy!
Henry: Dorothy? Well, what has Dorothy done?
Gulch: What she's done? I'm all but lame from the bite on my leg!
Henry: You mean she bit you?
Gulch: No, her dog.
Henry: Oh. She bit her dog, eh?
Gulch: ...No!

Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
Scarecrow: I don't know....but some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they?

Dorothy: Do – do you suppose we'll meet any wild animals?
Tin Man: Mmm, we might.
Dorothy: Oh!
Scarecrow: Animals that – that eat straw?
Tin Man: Uh, some. But mostly lions and tigers and bears.
Dorothy: Lions?
Scarecrow: And tigers?
Tin Man: [nodding] And bears.
Dorothy: Oh! Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!

Dorothy [noticing the horse drawing their carriage is one of changing colors]: What kind of a horse is that? I've never seen a horse like that before!
Coachman: No, and never will again, I fancy! There's only one of him, and he's it. He's the Horse of a Different Color you've heard tell about!

TaglinesEdit

  • The Greatest Picture In The History Of Entertainment!
  • Gaiety! Glory! Glamour!
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Technicolor Triumph!
  • Biggest Screen Sensation Since "Snow White"!
  • The Mighty Miracle Show That Is The Talk Of America!
  • Amazing Sights To See ! The Tornado . . . Munchkinland . . . Horse Of A Different Color . . . Startling Balloon Ascent . . . Flying Monkeys . . . Trees That Talk And Throw Apples
  • Mighty Miracle Show Of 1000 Delights!

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Last modified on 15 April 2014, at 13:08