The Wizard of Oz
First screening date unrecorded / Most recently screened in Spring 2007
Director: Victor Fleming. Cast: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Margaret Hamilton, Billie Burke, Charley Grapewin, Clara Blandick, Pat Walshe, Charles Becker. Screenplay: Noel Langley & Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf (based on the novel by L. Frank Baum).

Twitter Capsule: Journey much more entrancing than destination. Flirts with tackiness but frequently attains the sublime. Garland!

VOR:   The movie that has everything and has touched absolutely everyone. Both an exemplar of bygone craftsmanship and a crazy aberration that challeneged people even in its time.

Photo © 1939 Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Cinematography (Color): Harold Rosson
Best Art Direction (Color): Cedric Gibbons; William A. Horning
Best Original Score: Herbert Stothart
Best Original Song: "Over the Rainbow"
Best Special Effects: A. Arnold Gillespie & Douglas Shearer

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