In August of 1939 the classic tale of a young girl getting blown into a strange land by a cyclone and her adventures there started playing in theatres. "The Wizard of Oz" is a musical based on the Lyman Frank Baum novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."
Starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, and Frank Morgan in the role of several people including the titular Wizard of Oz.
This movie is great to watch as a family and can usually be found at least once a year on television. This story about a young girl named Dorothy who gets transported from Kansas to the Land of Oz in her house by getting trapped inside the tunnel of a cyclone.
As she makes her way to the Wizard to try to get sent back to Kansas she meets a scarecrow, a man made of tin, and a lion who is scared of everything. When they arrive at the Wizard's palace they ask for the lion to get courage, the tin man to have heart, the scarecrow to get brains, and Dorothy to go home. The Wizard promises to do it if they bring back the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West.
As they go to the witch's castle they are attacked by her flying monkeys and Dorothy, along with Toto, is kidnapped and taken to the castle. The witch tries to get the ruby slippers off Dorothy's feet because of the power they hold. Does she get them?
Does Dorothy die? Does she make it back to Kansas? Do her friends find her? The answers to these questions are in the film which you should definitely check out.
The movie is beautifully done, starting out in sepia tones to show the harshness of Kansas and it shows how depressing the times were, Then it goes to color revealing the happy land of Oz. This movie is superb and cannot be recommended enough to someone.