VFF - The Wizard of Oz (1939)
October 20, 2023 - 7:30 PM
The Wizard of Oz
1939—Victor Fleming, director—starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton and Billie Burke
The most seen film in movie history (according to the Library of Congress), this adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has long been considered by critics to be one of the greatest motion pictures ever made; and it is on the British Film Institute’s list of “50 films to be seen by the age of 15”. The Wizard of Oz won Oscars for its score and for the immortal song “Over the Rainbow”, and an honourary Academy Juvenile Award for Judy Garland. An annual fixture on CBS TV, it must be seen on the big screen to be truly appreciated.