Revealing mistake: When the Wicked Witch scares the Munchkins in Munchkinland, where Dorothy lands, she disappears into a cloud of smoke she creates. But you can see her sneak down into a trap door below. [As a sidenote to this entry, Margaret Hamilton was hospitalized for severe burns after a take of this shot (not the final one used) when the stage elevator got stuck and the explosion went off.] (00:30:45)
After the terrible cyclone, Dorothy finds herself lost in a strange, magical and technicolour world.
There she meets the miniscule and enchanting Munchkins and the Good Witch of The North, Glinda who tells Dorothy that the only way to get home is to visit the Emerald City, where she must ask the Great Wizard of Oz for help.
Along the yellow-brick road to the Emerald City, Dorothy and and her faithful little dog Toto meet many strange and frightening creatures.
The Scarecrow, the Cowardly lion, and the Tin Man join her adventure, each one hoping to meet the Great Wizard.
Dorothy has a final showdown with the Wicked Witch whose sister was unfortunately flattened when Dorothy's house landed in Munchkin Land after the Cyclone.
Trivia: "Over the Rainbow", which the American Film Institute recently named the greatest movie song of all time, was nearly cut from the film.
Question: At the very end of the movie after Dorothy says "Oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home," normally, it fades out to the credits, but once - and only once - when I was very young, I thought I remembered seeing the camera pan away from her face and down to the foot of the bed where you see the ruby slippers tucked underneath the bed, then a fade to the credits. It is obviously a black-and-white shot, but there were the glittering shoes. Has anyone else seen this version of the ending?
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