The film was breathed to life by Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, and Margaret Hamilton among others. Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, and other contributors were credited for the screenplay. The memorable songs were written by Edgar "Yip" Harburg in collaboration with Harold Arlen who composed while the musical score and incidental music were composed by Herbert Stothart.
Undeniably, this film is an outstanding work of art, nominated for six Academy Awards including that of the Best Picture. Herbert Stothart was awarded by the Academy for Best Original Score and the timeless song “Over the Rainbow” won the Academy Award for the Best Original Song.
It was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1939 and primarily directed by Victor Fleming notable for using Technicolor and its fantastic fantasy storytelling and memorable characters of Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto who braved through the Land of Oz with new friends against the Wicked Witch of the West with the aid of the Wizard.
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