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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Judy Garland
Ray Bolger
Jack Haley
Bert Lahr
Directors
Victor Fleming
Screenwriters
Noel Langley
L Frank Baum
Florence Ryerson
Edgar Allan Woolf
Running Time
102 minutes

The Wizard of Oz
Weee're off to see the Wizard...


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Plot
Dorothy, a young girl living on a farm in Kansas, is swept up, with her little dog, in a tornado and set down in a magical land. Making friends along the way, she sets out to find the mythical Wizard of Oz who is apparently the only one who has the power to send her home.


Verdict
If you haven't seen this then you've never been stuck inside on a rainy Christmas/Easter/Bank holiday afternoon. The songs and magic are still fresh, even if it isn't quite knowing enough, perhaps, for today's young audiences.


Reviewed by Alan Morrison

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