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Wizard of Oz (1939)

Posted by Technoheaven on January 1, 1939

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101 min – G – view video trailer

Director: Victor Fleming
Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley

Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy

IMDB 8.2 / Amazon 4.6 / MRQE 93 / Decent Films A+

Oscars: nominated for 6, won 2 (Best Music Score, Music Song)

Ranked #5 Greatest Movies Through 1960, in 32 of 41 best movies lists, a Zagat Top Movie

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. IMDB 8.2 rating from over 147,725 users

When it was released during Hollywood’s golden year of 1939, The Wizard of Oz didn’t start out as the perennial classic it has since become. The film did respectable business, but it wasn’t until its debut on television that this family favorite saw its popularity soar. Amazon 4.6 stars from over 1,293 users

The Wizard of Oz is one of a very few shared experiences that unite Americans as a culture, transcending barriers of age, locale, politics, religion, and so on. We all see it when we are young, and it leaves an indelible mark on our imaginations. We can hardly imagine not knowing it. It ranks among our earliest and most defining experiences of wonder and of fear, of fairy-tale joys and terrors, of the lure of the exotic and the comfort of home. Read full Decent Films review (rated A+, Superior artistic-entertainment and for kids & up)

MRQE 93% rating with links to over 121 reviews

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