The Hollywood premiere was on August 15, 1939, at.
The film was issued on 4K on October 29, 2019, featuring both a and an grading from an 8K transfer.
The bucket of water that Dorothy pours on the Wicked Witch at the end of the story represents the end of the drought.
LeRoy, uncredited associate producer Arthur Freed and director Fleming fought to keep it in, and they eventually won.
Based in part upon the 1914 silent film,.
She wishes to rule the Magic Land, but seeing that the people would not surrender, sends on them an eerie Yellow Fog that threatens to bring eternal winter and poison all the people, eventually causing mass death and destruction.