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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Opens on July 1

Director: Victor Fleming Run Time: 102 min. Rating: G Release Year: 1939

Starring: Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow, and a tin man on her way to speak with the Wizard and defeat The Wicked Witch of the West. A delightful musical film based on the first novel in L. Frank Baum’s Oz series.

“For younger adults who have seen it only on video, if at all, and for the new generation of kids across the nation…this is one vintage film that fully lives up to its classic status

—Todd McCarthy, Variety

About the filmmaker:

Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director during Hollywood’s golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres: westerns, earthy dramas, family films, screwball comedies, buddy pictures, romances and adventures. He directed some of the most iconic movies of the period, including Treasure Island (1934)Captains Courageous (1937)Test Pilot (1938), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Gone with the Wind (1939), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), and Joan of Arc (1948).

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