33 Behind The Scenes Secrets From ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ Movie

It has been 77 years since the original The Wizard of Oz film hit our screens, but the 1939 movie is still a huge hit today.

The beloved film has remained a classic throughout the years, with no one becoming tired of the story of Dorothy’s adventure along the yellow brick road.

The musical-comedy movie, based on the original novel by L. Frank Baum, is still ranked as one of the best films in cinema history by critics, but there are some behind the scene secrets that are never spoken of.

You may want to re-watch the movie again after reading these 18 fascinating facts.


‘Over The Rainbow’ Almost Didn’t Make The Final Cut

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It’s one of the most iconic songs ever, but the part where Dorothy sings ‘Over the Rainbow’ almost didn’t make it into the final version of the film. The producers thought the song might bore younger viewers so were considering taking it out. Thankfully, they realised how amazing it was and kept it in.

The Tin Man Was Allergic To His Make Up

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Let’s face it, the Tin Man had one of the best costumes of the whole film but it turns out it wasn’t much fun for the original actor Buddy Ebsen who was playing the role. Ebsen was allergic to the metallic paint make up which forced him to give up the part after just nine days of filming. He ended up in hospital with breathing difficulties. Jack Haley stepped in to replace him.