1910 American silent fantasy film by Otis Turner, "AFI catalog of Feature Films: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)", "Selig Polyscope Co: Dorothy and Scarecrow in Oz", Ayşecik ve Sihirli Cüceler Rüyalar Ülkesinde, The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True, Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz, The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Wonderful_Wizard_of_Oz_(1910_film)&oldid=984095278, Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from February 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 04:10. Most of the cast worked six days a week and had to arrive as early as 4 a.m. to be fitted with makeup and costumes, and often did not leave until 7 pm or later. The first take ran well, but on the second take, the burst of fire came too soon. As Dorothy pursues Toto, the balloon departs with the Wizard. Dorothy's house was recreated using a model. The 2D version still retains its G rating. 23, "I'll get you, my pretty – and your little dog, too!" Other Oz silent films include The Patchwork Girl of Oz, The Magic Cloak of Oz, and His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (all released in 1914) and The Wizard of Oz (1925).[2]. [16] Sepia-tone film was also used in the scene where Aunt Em appears in the Wicked Witch's crystal ball.

Now unhappy with his role as the Tin Man (reportedly claiming, "I'm not a tin performer; I'm fluid"), Bolger convinced producer Mervyn LeRoy to recast him in the part he so desired. [61][62] All current home video releases are by Warner Home Video (via current rights holder Turner Entertainment). [42] Asbestos was used to achieve some of the special effects, such as the witch's burning broomstick and the fake snow that covers Dorothy as she sleeps in the field of poppies.[43][44]. [34] It took as many as twelve takes to have Toto run alongside the actors as they skipped down the Yellow Brick Road. [81], The film was re-released by Fathom Events on January 27, 29, 30, 2019 and February 3 and 5, 2019 as part of its 80th anniversary. ), pub. [17] Mervyn LeRoy's assistant, William H. Cannon, had submitted a brief four-page outline.

At any rate, that Baum knew of Turner is confirmed by his spoofery of an "Otis Werner" in his Aunt Jane's Nieces Out West, a fictional account inspired by his optimism as an independent filmmaker. DVD $8.99 $ 8. The studio also thought that it was degrading for Garland to sing in a barnyard. Down The Yellow Brick Road: The Making of The Wizard Of Oz"McClelland, 1976 Publisher Pyramid Publications (Harcourt Brace Jonavich), 1956 television broadcast premiere of the film, Recording Industry Association of America, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic, The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition), "The Screen in Review; 'The Wizard of Oz,' Produced by the Wizards of Hollywood, Works Its Magic on the Capitol's Screen – March of Time Features New York at the Music Hall at the Palace", "How did 'Wizard of Oz' fare on its 1939 release? As they make their way to the Witch's castle, the Witch captures Dorothy and plots to kill her, as she cannot remove the slippers otherwise. [52] The film was previewed in three test markets: in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Dennis, Massachusetts on August 11, 1939,[53][54] and at the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, on August 12.[55]. John Canemaker. [39] The Tin Man's costume was made of leather-covered buckram, and the oil used to grease his joints was made from chocolate syrup. [78] This re-release grossed $5.6 million at the North American box office. So, I went to the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood to do some typographic research about this idea. Adrian, MGM's chief costume designer, was responsible for the final design. Some musical pieces were filmed and deleted later, in the editing process. Swartz suggests Bosworth was the Scarecrow and Leonard the Tin Woodman, but photographs of the actors make this appear unlikely and suggest that Bosworth was the Wizard and Leonard the Scarecrow.

This also meant that the reshoots provided the first proper shot of Munchkinland.

Meinhardt Raabe, who played the coroner, revealed in the 1990 documentary The Making of the Wizard of Oz that the MGM costume and wardrobe department, under the direction of designer Adrian, had to design over 100 costumes for the Munchkin sequences. Initially, the studio had made Garland wear a blond wig and heavy "baby-doll" makeup, and she played Dorothy in an exaggerated fashion. It was partly based on the 1902 stage musical The Wizard of Oz, though much of the film deals … There was also some recognizable classical and popular music, including: (This list is excerpted from the liner notes of the Rhino Records collection.). The flames set fire to her green, copper-based face paint, causing third-degree burns to her hands and face. Cukor also suggested the studio cast Jack Haley, on loan from Fox, as the Tin Man.[32]. It was the first co-production between DC Comics and Marvel Comics. Directed primarily by Victor Fleming (who left the production to take over the troubled Gone with the Wind), the film stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale alongside Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr and Margaret Hamilton. Movie Details. [64] It has also been released multiple times outside of the North American and European markets, in Asia, in the Video CD format. This film, and its sequels, were created in the wake of Baum's loss of the rights to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and temporary licensing rights on The Marvelous Land of Oz and John Dough and the Cherub. Miss Gulch takes Toto away but he escapes and returns to Dorothy; she decides to run away to save her dog. W. C. Fields was originally chosen for the title role of the Wizard (after Ed Wynn turned it down, considering "too small"), but the studio ran out of patience after protracted haggling over Fields' fee. [124] Another, differently styled pair, not used in the film, was sold at auction by actress Debbie Reynolds for $510,000 (not including the buyer's premium) in June 2011. It was also shown as a special presentation at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ", Production on the film began when Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) showed that films adapted from popular children's stories and fairytale folklore could still be successful. Gillespie used muslin cloth to make the tornado flexible after a previous attempt with rubber failed. Because they perceived a need to attract a youthful audience by appealing to modern fads and styles, the score had featured a song called "The Jitterbug", and the script had featured a scene with a series of musical contests.

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Dorothy rushes home as a tornado approaches. The witch is dead!" The movie was not the first to use Technicolor, which was introduced in The Gulf Between (1917). He gets lyrics by E. Y. Harburg, you see. Fricke, John and Scarfone and William Stillman. "[85], Film Daily wrote: .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, Leo the Lion is privileged to herald this one with his deepest roar—the one that comes from way down—for seldom if indeed ever has the screen been so successful in its approach to fantasy and extravaganza through flesh-and-blood... handsomely mounted fairy story in Technicolor, with its wealth of humor and homespun philosophy, its stimulus to the imagination, its procession of unforgettable settings, its studding of merry tunes should click solidly at the box-office.