The Wizard Of Oz | 1939

Directed by: Victor Fleming , King Vidor

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Main Plot

Dorothy, a young girl from Kansas, is swept away to the magical land of Oz in a tornado. She embarks on a journey to find the Wizard who can help her return home, accompanied by a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion, each seeking something from the wizard as well. Along the way, they face various obstacles, including the Wicked Witch of the West who wants Dorothy's magical ruby slippers. Upon reaching the Emerald City, they discover that the Wizard may not be as powerful as he seems. Through teamwork and bravery, Dorothy and her new friends must confront their fears and find a way to achieve their goals. In the end, Dorothy learns an important lesson about the power of friendship and the strength she had within her all along.

Characters

  • Dorothy Gale is the main character who is swept away to the magical land of Oz and embarks on a journey to find her way back home.
  • Frank Morgan plays the role of the Wizard in the plot of a classic film where he is revealed to be a regular man behind a curtain.
  • Ray Bolger played the character of the Scarecrow, who joins Dorothy on her journey to see the Wizard in hopes of receiving a brain.

Ending Explained

As "The Wizard of Oz" comes to an end, Dorothy finally learns that she had the power to go home all along with the help of her friends. After confronting the Wizard, she is given a way back to Kansas in the form of the magical Ruby Slippers. However, before she leaves, she must say goodbye to her beloved companions - the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion - who have all found what they were searching for throughout their journey. In a heartfelt goodbye, she tells them how much they mean to her, and they express their gratitude for the adventure they shared. Dorothy then clicks her heels three times and repeats the phrase "There's no place like home," transporting herself back to Kansas. She wakes up in her bed, surrounded by her family, realizing that she truly values the love and comfort of her home. The conclusion of "The Wizard of Oz" reinforces the themes of friendship, love, and the importance of home, leaving viewers with a message of finding happiness and fulfillment in the familiarity and support of loved ones.

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Victor Fleming King Vidor Adventure Family Fantasy Judy Garland Frank Morgan Ray Bolger