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Miss Gulch / The Wicked Witch of the West
Hunk / The Scarecrow
The Wizard of Oz / The Gatekeeper / The Guard / The Carriage Driver / Professor Marvel
Zeke / The Cowardly Lion
Pat Walshe, who played Nikko the flying monkey, died in 1991 at the age of 91.
Meinhardt Raabe, who played a Munchkin, died in 2010. She was the last surviving member of the cast that had any dialogue.
In the original story, the ruby slippers were actually silver.
Margaret Hamilton played three roles in the film: Almira Gulch, the Wicked Witch of
the West, and the Wicked Witch of the East. Her role as the Wicked Witch of the East was in the short scene when Dorothy is in the tornado and sees Almira Gulch on her bike transform to the witch. It is also the only time in the film that a unique character to Oz is seen in black and white.
Munchkin Coroner: As coroner I must aver I thoroughly examined her. And she's not only merely
dead, she's really most sincerely dead!
Dorothy: (noticing the horse changing colors) What kind of a horse is that? I've never seen a horse like that before!
The Coachman: No, and never will again, I fancy! There's only one of him, and he's it. He's the Horse of a Different Color you've heard tell about!
Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
Scarecrow: I don't know...but some people without brains do a nawful lot of talking, don't they?
The Wizard of Oz: I AM OZ....the Great and Powerful! Who are you?
Dorothy: Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home...home! And this is my room and you're all here and I'm not going to leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all! And...oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home!
Dorothy: There's no place like home; there's no place like home; there's no place like home...
The Wizard of Oz: Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The Great Oz has spoken!
Wicked Witch of the West: (after Dorothy doused her with water) Ohhh! You cursed brat! Look what you've done! I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness! Ohhh! Look out! Look out! I'm going! Ohhhh...Ohhhhhhhhhh!
Wicked Witch of the West: (to Glinda)Very well, I'll bide my time. (to Dorothy) And as for you, my fine lady, it's true I can't attend to you here and now as I'd like; but just try to stay out of my way, just try! I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!
Cowardly Lion: (singing to Dorothy) Yeah, it's sad, believe me, Missy,
When you're born to be a sissy,
Without the vim and verve.
But I could show my prowess,
Be a lion, not a "mowess,"
If I only had the nerve.
Tin Man: (singing) When a man's an empty kettle,
He should be on his mettle,
And yet I'm torn apart.
Just because I'm presumin'
That I could be kinda human
If I only had a heart.
Scarecrow: Why, if I had a brain I could...
(begins to sing) I could wile away the hours,
Conferrin' with the flowers,
Consultin' with the rain.
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain.
Dorothy: Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!
Buddy Ebsen was originally chosen to play the role of The Tin Man but due to an allergic reaction to the silvery makeup, he had to bow out of the role.
Upon its initial release, the film made $3,017,000. It's lifetime gross was $23.3 million.
Pre-Teens, Tweens, Musicals, Family Dramas
James Franco as The Wizard of Oz / The Gatekeeper / The Guard / The Carriage Driver / Professor Marvel