FRED Watch Episode 20: The Wizard of Oz (1939)



To celebrate the eightieth anniversary of Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz (1939), Wayne and Phillip discuss the iconic film’s place in cinematic history and its endurance in popular culture.

But with eight decades of movies to compare it to, is there still gold on the other side of the rainbow?


Listen to their review here:


Check out the trailer:


Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale performs Somewhere Over the Rainbow:

Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Clara Blandick, Charley Grapewin, Pat Walshe, Terry, Mitchell Lewis [uncredited], Adriana Caselotti [uncredited].

Director: Victor Fleming | Producer: Mervyn LeRoy | Writers: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf (based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Blanche Sewell) | Music: Herbert Stothart | Cinematographer: Harold Rosson | Editor: Blanche Sewell

Available: DVD and Blu-ray. (Soundtrack also available here.)

Let us know what you thought of this film in the comments!


You’ve just experienced FRED Watch.


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