The Wizard of Oz
Director: Victor Fleming Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Rating: G Release Year: 1939
Starring: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Margaret Hamilton, Billie Burke
The Wizard of Oz is as close as you can get to pure magic on the cinema screen. On her farm in Kansas, young Dorothy dreams of a more fantastical place over the rainbow and, after hitching a ride on a tornado, winds up in the wonderful world of Oz. Greeted by a town of munchkins and two witches, Dorothy sets out to meet the Wizard who is sure to get her home with an extraordinary new pair of rubber slippers. On her adventurous journey to the Emerald City, she and her fellow friends the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion navigate the traps set by the Wicked Witch of the West who wants those special shoes back! Full of adventure, song, and the meaning of real love, The Wizard of Oz shows us that there is indeed no place like home.
Blanche Sewell (Editor)
Blanche Sewell had hoped to work as an actress in Hollywood, but became a negative cutter and then an editor under the mentorship of Viola Lawrence. She started working at MGM in the early 1920s and remained there until her death in 1949. She has sixty-three credits. Sewell edited numerous notable films for MGM including Goulding’s Grand Hotel, Mamoulian’s Queen Christina, and The Wizard of Oz.