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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (1990)

Documentary about the making of the 1939 MGM classic film The Wizard of Oz. Includes interviews of cast and crew members, their families and fans of the film.

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Jack Haley Jr.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Herself - Hostess
Mervyn LeRoy ... Himself (archive footage)
Ray Bolger ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack Haley ... Himself (archive footage)
Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)
Walt Disney ... Himself (archive footage)
Shirley Temple ... Herself (archive footage)
Liza Minnelli ... Herself
Lorna Luft ... Herself - Daughter of Judy Garland
Billie Burke ... Herself (archive footage)
Margaret Hamilton ... Herself (archive footage)
John Lahr John Lahr ... Himself - Son of Bert Lahr (voice)
Buddy Ebsen ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert A. Baum Robert A. Baum ... Himself - L. Frank Baum's Grandson (voice) (archive footage)
Harold Arlen Harold Arlen ... Himself (archive footage)
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Documentary about the making of the 1939 MGM classic film The Wizard of Oz. Includes interviews of cast and crew members, their families and fans of the film.

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Documentary

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French | German

Release Date:

20 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic See more »

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4:3
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Trivia

In the background can be heard some of the incidental orchestral music outtakes that never made it into The Wizard of Oz (1939). These outtakes can also be heard on Rhino Music's 2-CD Deluxe Soundtrack Album of the film. See more »

Goofs

The documentary states that "The Wizard of Oz" was nominated for five Oscars. It was actually nominated for six. See more »

Connections

References Wuthering Heights (1939) See more »

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Well worth watching
9 April 2016 | by jrneptuneSee all my reviews

I purchased the movie and the 75th Anniversary 3D edition as well. Enjoyed the black and white version and the color version even more. A timeless classic best seen on the big screen. I do prefer the color version though. This documentary has information that was not in the special features.

Consider it a must see if you are a fan of the movie, movie history, the actors involved, or the movie industry.

Read the review from Neil Doyle if you want more detailed information. Great review there. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100950/reviews?ref_=tt_urv


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