The Wizard Of Oz script
Synopsis: The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical comedy-drama fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The film stars Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale. The film co-stars Terry the dog, billed as Toto; Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, and Margaret Hamilton, with Charley Grapewin and Clara Blandick, and the Singer Midgets as the Munchkins.

FADE IN -- Title:

For nearly forty years this story has given faithful service to the Young

in Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of

fashion.

To those of you who have been faithful to it in return

...and to the Young in Heart --- we dedicate this picture.

FADE OUT:

MS -- Dorothy stoops down to Toto -- speaks to him -- then runs down road

to b.g. -- Toto following --

DOROTHY:

She isn't coming yet, Toto. Did she hurt

you? She tried to, didn't she? Come on --

we'll go tell Uncle Henry and Auntie Em.

Come on, Toto.

LS -- Farm yard -- Dorothy enters left b.g. along road -- Toto following

her -- CAMERA PANS right -- she comes forward thru gate -- runs forward to

Aunt Em and Uncle Henry working at Incubator --

DOROTHY:

Aunt Em! Aunt Em!

MS -- Aunt Em and Uncle Henry working with baby chicks in incubator --

Dorothy runs in -- speaks to them -- Dorothy picks up baby chick -- CAMERA

TRUCKS back as Aunt Em and Dorothy come forward -- Aunt Em puts chick in

coop with hen -- then TRUCKS forward as they go to b.g. to incubator --

Dorothy reacts -- Uncle Henry looks at her -- CAMERA PANS her to left

across yard --

DOROTHY:

Aunt Em!

AUNT EM:

Fifty-seven, fifty-eight --

DOROTHY:

Just listen to what Miss Gulch did to Toto!

She --

AUNT EM:

Dorothy, please! We're trying to count!

Fifty-eight--

DOROTHY:

Oh, but Aunt Em, she hit him over the --

UNCLE HENRY:

Don't bother us now, honey -- this old

incubator's gone bad, and we're likely to

lose a lot of our chicks.

DOROTHY:

Oh -- oh, the poor little things. Oh, but

Aunt Em, Miss Gulch hit Toto right over the

back with a rake just because she says he

gets in her garden and chases her nasty old

cat every day.

AUNT EM:

Seventy -- Dorothy, please!

DOROTHY:

Oh, but he doesn't do it every day -- just

once or twice a week. And he can't catch

her old cat, anyway. And now she says she's

gonna get the sheriff, and --

AUNT EM:

Dorothy! Dorothy! We're busy!

DOROTHY:

Oh -- all right.

MCS - Aunt Em and Uncle Henry taking chicks out of incubator -

UNCLE HENRY:

Poor little orphan, and her Miss Gulch

troubles. Gosh all hemlock - you know, she

ought to have somebody to play with.

AUNT EM:

I know, but we all got to work out our own

problems, Henry.

UNCLE HENRY:

Yes.

AUNT EM:

Oh, I hope we got them in time.

UNCLE HENRY:

Yes.

MLS -- Zeke -- Hunk and Hickory working on wagon -- Hickory and Zeke

lowering bed of wagon into place --

ZEKE:

How's she coming?

HUNK:

Take it easy.

CS -- Hunk on ground -- gets finger caught under wagon bed -- reacts --

HUNK:

Ow! You got my finger!

CS -- Zeke and Hickory holding wagon bed --

ZEKE:

Well, why don't you get your finger out of

the way!

MLS -- Zeke and Hickory put wagon bed in place -- Hunk sitting on ground

by wagon -- Dorothy enters -- comes forward to Zeke -- CAMERA TRUCKS

forward on them -- they speak -- Zeke exits left f.g. -- Hunk enters --

speaks to Dorothy -- Hickory exits right -- PAN left as Hunk and Dorothy

go over by wagon -- they speak -- Dorothy exits right -- Hunk hits his

finger with hammer -- whirls around --

HICKORY:

Come on - come on - over this way.

ZEKE:

Okay.

HICKORY:

There you are.

HUNK:

Right on my finger!

ZEKE:

It's a lucky thing it wasn't your head.

DOROTHY:

Zeke, what am I going to do about Miss

Gulch? Just because Toto chases her old

cat --

ZEKE:

Listen, honey, I got them hogs to get in.

HUNK:

Now lookit, Dorothy, you ain't using your

head about Miss Gulch. Think you didn't

have any brains at all.

DOROTHY:

I have so got brains.

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Florence Ryerson

Florence Ryerson (September 20, 1892 – June 8, 1965) was a playwright, screenwriter, and co-author of the script for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. more…

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