The Wizard of Oz

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We're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical film about a young Kansas girl cast into a fantasy world. Her efforts to return home are aided by three unusual companions, each with a quest of his own.

Directed by Victor Fleming. Written by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf, based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E. Y. Harburg.
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Dorothy Gale

  • Some place where there isn't any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It's far, far away — behind the moon — beyond the rain —
    [singing] Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high,
    There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
    Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue,
    And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
  • [singing] Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds fly.
    Birds fly over the rainbow,
    Why then— oh, why can't I?
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore...

The Munchkins

  • [singing] Ding Dong! The Witch is dead.
    Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
    Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
  • [singing] You're off to see the Wizard
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz If ever a Wiz there was.
    If ever, oh ever, a Wiz there was
    The Wizard of Oz Is one because
    Because, because, because, because, because...
    Because of the wonderful things he does...


  • The Scarecrow: Why, if I had a brain I could — [begins singing]
    I could while away the hours,
    Conferrin' with the flowers,
    Consultin' with the rain.
    And my head I'd be scratchin'
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
    If I only had a brain.
  • The Tin Man: [singing] When a man's an empty kettle
    He should be on his mettle
    And yet I'm torn apart
    Just because I'm presumin'
    That I could kinda human
    If I only had a heart.
  • The Cowardly Lion: [singing] Yeah, it's sad, believe me, Missy,
    When you're born to be a sissy,
    Without the vim and verve,
    But I could show my prowess,
    Be a lion, not a mow-ess,
    If I only had the nerve.


The Tin Man: What have you learned, Dorothy?
Dorothy: Well, I - I think that it - it wasn't enough to just want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em - and it's that - if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with!


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