The Wizard of Oz



103 Min

The Wizard of Oz


One of the most famous musical films and the first film from Hollywood to use color. Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.


Aug 25th, 1939


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  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When we first see Munchkinland, in one of the establishing shots you can see the shadow of the camera pass over the shot.
  • Goof (continuity error): The Tin Man puts the Lion's crown on his right ear and there's a clear shot of him putting it on. Next shot, the crown is on his left ear and his hand has disappeared too quickly.
  • Goof (miscellaneous): When Professor Marvel looks into the crystal ball, he mentions a weather vane but no weather vane is visible in any shots of Dorothy's house.
  • Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): The sign pointing the way to the Haunted Forest and Witch's Castle says, "Witches Castle." There are multiple witches in Oz, and were in fact two evil witches prior to Dorothy's arrival that resulted in the death of the Wicked Witch of the East. As more than one witch exists/existed in Oz, calling it the "Witches Castle" is not an error.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the Wizard leaves Oz, the Tinman does help loosen the rope. As Dorothy chases after Toto, the rope on the right side of the balloon falls off the post. But in the next shot, it is tied up again.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Towards the end of the King of the Forrest scene, Dorothy holds the carpet that acts as the King's train. As she walks, at 1hr 37mins 35secs she trips on the remaining carpet. Rather, her right foot slips backwards as it steps onto the carpet. Her left foot then lifts the edge of the carpet. She recovers very well, but the carpet remains bunched up after her falter.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): After Scarecrow is given an honorary diploma, he says "The sum of the square roots of any 2 sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side". This is a misstatement of the Pythagorean Theorem, which is in fact about right triangles and not isosceles ones. However, this statement is not true about any triangle, and so it is completely wrong.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy, the tin man, scarecrow and lion meet the guard at the entrance to the wizard's hall, his moustache is facing up. A couple of scenes later it is pointing down.
  • Goof (errors in geography): At the beginning of the film as Dorothy is running down the road and stops to talk to Toto, it is established that the nearest dwelling is at least a mile down the road; but in the next shot a split second later she is running into the farmyard.
  • Goof (continuity error): The Scarecrow is still on fire after Dorothy has thrown the bucket of water. In the first long shot immediately after the closeup of the Witch getting hit in the face; a small flame is visible on the Scarecrow's arm, which disappears in the next shot a moment later.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): In at least two shots, where the violin players in red and white are visible, as Dorothy is leaving Munchkin Land, the sounds of the violins in the accompanying music do not match the actors' hand movements.
  • Goof (continuity error): After the Scarecrow, the Tinman and the Lion rescue Dorothy, they run downstairs. As the door slams shut, the order is Scarecrow, Dorothy, Tinman, and Cowardly Lion. In the next shot, Dorothy and Tinman have switched positions.
  • Goof (continuity error): When lion is showing everyone his medal of courage, in one shot he's holding it, then in the next shot he's not holding it, and then in the next shot he's holding it again.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): In the close-up shot that shows the wizard's guard crying, tears can be seen dripping from a device attached in his false eyebrow.
  • Goof (continuity error): Length of Dorothy's hair throughout the film.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): The lion's crown, which was made from a shattered flower pot, bounced on the floor when knocked off by the guard, and when it was made, without breaking.
  • Goof (continuity error): After the Lion finishes "If I Were King of the Forest", he says, "You can say that again!... Huh?" the close-up shot before the gatekeeper appears shows the lion has his right arm down. In the next shot the gatekeeper appears ("The Wizard says 'go away!'") and the Lion now has his right arm up.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the four travelers confront the fraudulent Wizard, the Scarecrow is standing second from the left, between the Tin Man and Dorothy, up until the line, "And Scarecrow's brain?" In the very next shot, however, when the Wizard replies, "Why, anybody can have a brain," the Scarecrow is suddenly standing first on the right, next to the Cowardly Lion.
  • Goof (continuity error): Miss Gulch enters the Gale property twice.
  • Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): The Wizard states that he is "an old Kansas man" yet his hot air balloon is registered to Omaha, Nebraska. He could be from one state but performing in another.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): A flesh-colored hand is visible in the upper left-hand corner of the frame in the closeup of the Witch being splashed with water. The Scarecrow is wearing dark burlap gloves, the Winkies are wearing black gloves and Dorothy is holding the bucket, so the only explanation is that the hand belongs to a crew member throwing water on the Witch.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): There are quite a few scenes where Dorothy and her entourage can be seen to have multiple shadows.
  • Goof (continuity error): At the end of the Tin Man's song, the oil can bounces out of Dorothy's basket, but in the next shot, she pulls the oil can out of the basket and uses it to oil the Tinman.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When the Cowardly Lion sings "If I Were King", he sings the line "Monarch of all I survey!" twice. The first time, you can hear him sing the word "Monarch", but his lips are not moving at all.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the flying monkey grabs Dorothy, the sky of flying monkeys shows Dorothy being carried. Behind her, a flying monkey carries Toto. In the next shot on the ground, a monkey then grabs Toto to carry him off.
  • Goof (factual errors): Oz refers to the Tinman as "my galvanized friend". Galvanization is a process in which a metal is covered with zinc to prevent rusting. If Tinman was galvanized, he wouldn't rust and we know how badly and quickly he can rust throughout the movie.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the Tin Man is dancing, Toto is on the left but when the shot cuts back to Dorothy and Scarecrow, Toto is on the right.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy is crying because she cannot see the Wizard, the lion's crown is behind the scarecrow but when the guard is crying and they turn around, it's to the far right of the screen.
  • Goof (continuity error): During the twister scenes, as Aunt Em is calling for Dorothy, there are some objects in the background (including a tree that isn't blowing) that disappear when Dorothy arrives and tries to get Aunt Em to let her in the storm cellar.
  • Goof (continuity error): The "unbreakable crown" subsequently disappears completely.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the Witch first traps the foursome in the castle, Nikko is standing next to her behind the banister, and then standing on top of the banister in subsequent shots.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the Wicked Witch of the West throws fire at the Scarecrow, the Tin Man uses his funnel (hat) to put the fire out. He then replaces the funnel back on his head, but the shot is a mirror image (his hat and buttons are reversed). In the next shot it is back to normal. This may have been to compensate for a deleted scene.
  • Goof (continuity error): In Munchkinland, when the Wicked Witch is making her way toward the ruby slippers, a faint shadow is cast upon the side of the house. In the next shot that shows the slippers disappearing, the shadow is gone. The shadow then reappears in the shot after that where the witch cries, "They're gone!"
  • Goof (continuity error): After the witch throws her fireball from atop the cottage, the Tin Man extinguishes the flames on the ground, and the witch disappears in a cloud of smoke. The shot of Dorothy, Tin Man and Scarecrow is flopped (and soft on focus), and the screen direction they are looking is wrong. This was done to match the positions of the Tin Man and the Scarecrow in their next full unflipped shot.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): The purple "horse of a different color" can be seen licking off his purple dye, which was made of grape-flavored gelatin.
  • Goof (continuity error): After Dorothy releases the Scarecrow from the pole, the straw hanging from his shirt changes sides several times.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Dorothy visits Professor Marvel, he takes the picture of her and Aunty Em and puts it under his left thigh while looking into the crystal. As Dorothy is leaving the wagon to return home, he holds the photo up but doesn't give it back to her. Even after he visits at the end of the movie, he still never returns the photo.
  • Goof (continuity error): Dorothy's giant lollipop (given to her by the guild) disappears between shots when the Witch appears in a cloud of red smoke.
  • Goof (continuity error): After the witch drops Toto into the lidded basket, a flying monkey takes the basket's handle in his left hand, moves behind Dorothy, and turns around, so the basket is to the right of his body. As she approaches him, the shot changes and the basket is on the left, on a stone architectural feature at table height, having instantly moved several feet.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy firsts meets the Scarecrow, her hair style changes from short and curly to longer and straighter several times.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When the three chant "Lions and tigers and bears!" just before encountering the Cowardly Lion, and it is Dorothy's turn to say the first, "Oh my!", her mouth does not move.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): During the "Horse of a Different Color" scene, you can tell by the height, shape, and other physical features (also by the way the yellow horse trots), that although in the movie it's supposed to be 1 horse changing color, that it is 3 different horses.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): The Wicked Witch of the West appears in Munchkin Land in an explosion of smoke, but the Munchkins start running and screaming before the explosion.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the house finally lands, the furniture and floors are level, indicating that it landed flat and intact. Yet when we see the exterior after Dorothy has entered Munchkinland, the right end of the house's foundation has nearly broken in half over The Wicked Witch of the East, and the siding has sustained major damage.
  • Goof (continuity error): Juxtaposition of the adventurers when they're about to run out of the castle.
  • Goof (continuity error): Between the time that the Cowardly Lion is singing about courage and he switches platforms to talk about it, his crown is turned from front to back.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): Twister scene, as Aunt Em runs out of the house and things are blowing around, the hanging flower pot on the porch is still.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): The Mayor and his agents' voices get mismatched in at least two places. During the congratulatory music, one Munchkin interrupts the festivities and demands legal verification of the Witch's death. When they exchange words, saying "From now on you'll be history! You'll be hist - you'll be hist - you'll be history!", that "lawyer" Munchkin has a completely different voice, as though from a different actor. Furthermore, when the Mayor says that last "history!", we hear not his voice, but that of the "lawyer" Munchkin.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): The real wizard makes the fake wizard's voice by talking directly into the microphone, but when the fake wizard says "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" the real wizard is pulling back the curtain, pointed away from the microphone and not talking at all.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): Dorothy smiles and tries not to laugh after she smacks the lion and he asks "Is my nose bleeding?"
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): The oil can used to lubricate the Tinman is a "pump" model but has the sound effect of a "non-pump".
  • Goof (continuity error): When the Scarecrow chops through the rope holding the chandelier in the Witch's castle, the candles extinguish as the chandelier drops. In the next shot the candles are re-lit.
  • Goof (factual errors): Tin doesn't rust.
  • Goof (continuity error): After escaping from Miss Gulch's basket, Toto returns to Dorothy's room in her Kansas house by jumping through the rectangular opening where there should be a window pane. Soon after, the twister blows out the window (that wasn't there when Toto came back) and knocks Dorothy unconscious.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): Several times studio lights are reflected in the crystal balls for Professor Marvel and the Wicked Witch of the West.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the Wicked Witch first appears in Munckinland, Glinda's wand constantly changes positions as she stands behind Dorothy.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Glinda kisses Dorothy goodbye, she hits her crown with her wand.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When Dorothy and her companions are trying to escape from the witch in her castle, one of them bumps up against the "stone" structure, indenting it, and revealing that it is really a canvas flat. (It is very subtle and hard to see.)
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy first meets the Scarecrow, he vacillates between having his head above the top of the pole and having his head below the top of the pole.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During the song, "If I Were King of the Forest," the Lion asks, "What makes the Sphinx the seventh wonder?" The Great Pyramid, not the Sphinx, is one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the Lion is chasing Toto around the tree, the Lion clearly hesitates a few seconds to give Dorothy time to pick Toto up.
  • Goof (continuity error): The position of the Coroner's hand holding the Certificate of Death.
  • Goof (plot holes): Glinda tells Dorothy never to remove her ruby slippers off her feet but apparently the slippers remain stuck to Dorothy's feet after the Witch of the West claims they can't come off while Dorothy lives.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the "King of the Forest" scene, Dorothy trips up the emerald carpet on her way back up the stairs.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy and Scarecrow first meet the Tin Man, Dorothy has 2 red apples in her hands. She drops the one in the left hand and switches the apple that is in her right hand over to her left so she just has one apple. While helping Tin Man move his arm, she then drops the other apple. The apple then reappears soon after in a subsequent shot.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the wizard rewards the lion with his badge, the lion shakes his head in embarrassment. As his head moves you can see the white t-shirt under the costume.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy falls asleep in the poppy field, Toto is lying somewhere else. When she wakes up, Toto is lying in her arms.
  • Goof (errors in geography): The Twister seems to teleport between shots. this can be seen when the tornado is behind the house but then jumps miles away and changes position. This can also be seen when Dorothy is entering through the gate and tornado is about 50 meters away from the house but when we see the rest of the family closing the storm shelter, the tornado is now back where it was when Aunt Em was shouting for Dorothy.
  • Goof (plot holes): When the wicked witch sends out the flying monkeys, she says, "And send the little insects on out ahead to take the fight out of them." Those "insects" are Jitterbugs. The Jitterbug scene was filmed, but later cut. The line, however, was not removed.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Dorothy first arrives in Munchkin Land, the studio lights are reflected on some of very fake-looking flower leaves.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy frantically offers the ruby slippers to the Witch her feet are hanging over the steps but in the next shot her feet are further back before her feet catch fire.
  • Goof (continuity error): After the Tin Man sings "If I Only Had A Heart" and starts his dance in the road, the scene shows Dorothy and the Scarecrow watching him dance; Dorothy's right arm is crooked like she is carrying the basket but the basket is not on her arm. The next scene has her holding the basket on her arm.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): During the apple tree sequence, Dorothy's slippers momentarily disappear (she is wearing black patent leather shoes). This happens when the tree throws an apple that makes Scarecrow fall over. The black shoes are visible bottom right, just as Scarecrow lands on his bottom.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): As Dorothy is being followed by all the Munchkins singing "You're off to see the Wizard", when she passes the damaged farmhouse, you can see in the background a lone munchkin (?) woman, standing on the steps to the houses, watching the scene, she then turns and walks up the steps and vanishes.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When Dorothy is leaving Munchkinland, when she turns around and waves, the matte painting on the extreme right and left hand sides of the screen covers two or three Munchkins.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): After being joined by the Tin Man, as the three start back down the Yellow Brick Road, the negative is flipped. Refer to orientation of buttons on Scarecrow's shirt, rivets on Tin Man's torso, and orientation of Tin Man's funnel cap. This was probably done to compensate for continuity error in characters' positioning. (Fixed in 2009 remastered Blu-Ray edition.)
  • Goof (continuity error): When the group gets to Emerald City, the doorman looks downward at the characters when they are in the whole shot. When the shot switches to a close up of just the doorman's face, he looks straight ahead as if Dorothy and the others are eye-to-eye in front of the door's opening.
  • Goof (continuity error): The Winkie guard who has been standing between the Witch and the Scarecrow disappears immediately after the Witch is struck in the face with water.
  • Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): When Dorothy awakens back home in Kansas and all is seemingly well again, nobody seems concerned by the fact that, although the Wicked Witch of the West may be no more, Miss Gulch is presumably alive and well, and still in possession of a valid sheriff's order allowing her to have Toto "destroyed." It is likely Miss Gulch was killed in the tornado, as this is what happened to her equivalent in Oz.
  • Goof (continuity error): The amount of straw hanging out of the Scarecrow's shirt constantly changes. Also, when the Wicked Witch vanishes off the roof of the cabin, the straw hanging from the shirt changes from right to left and back again.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the Witch sets fire to the Scarecrow with her broom her cape is worn off her shoulders, trailing behind her. But after the water hits her and she is melting her cape is now being worn over her shoulders.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy first meets the Mayor of the Munchkin City, his large watch reads 5:00. When the Wicked Witch leaves, it reads 7:15, even though the scene is only a few minutes long and happens in "real time".
  • Goof (revealing mistake): At the end of "Follow The Yellow Brick Road," Dorothy turns to wave back at the Munchkins. In the lower right, you can see the matte painting of flowers covering the top of the heads of several Munchkins waving back.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): While Dorothy and her friends are running in the poppies, the apples remarkably stay in the basket.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the Witch sees the ruby slippers under the house and approaches Dorothy and Glinda, you can briefly see that her legs are white, not green. This same mistake can be seen when she says, "Ring around the rosy, a pocket full of spears..."
  • Goof (revealing mistake): A square block of wood to which the Lion's tail was attached is visible when the Tinman is pulling on it while climbing up a hill.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the wicked witch is melting, the outline of the trap door is visible under the witch's dress.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When Toto reveals the Wizard by pulling the curtain aside, he doesn't use his mouth; the curtain is tied to the dog. Dorothy can even be seen later removing the rope.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Glinda appears, she asks Dorothy if she is a good witch or a bad witch. In the same conversation, Dorothy says witches are old and ugly and Glinda corrects her, revealing she herself if a witch, and only bad witches are ugly. Dorothy is clearly just as good looking - if not more so - than Glinda. That would make Dorothy a good witch by physical virtue alone and the question Glinda asked her is useless. Glinda's question should have simply been, "Are you a witch?"
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Dorothy uses the knocker on the door to the Emerald City, four knocks are heard although she only hits the door three times. The first is heard as she is drawing the knocker back.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): Studio lights are occasionally seen reflected in the shiny Emerald City floor.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Dorothy falls into the pigpen and Zeke puts down the feed bucket to climb in to help her, in the background you can see Auntie Em standing in place, waiting for her cue to run up to the scene.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): Studio lights reflected in the window as it blows out of its frame toward Dorothy and knocks her unconscious.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Glinda is leaving Munchkinland, all three members of the Lollipop guild and a female munchkin (among others) run towards her pink bubble and shout their goodbyes to her. Those same characters are still standing behind Dorothy in the very next shot as she says "People come and go so quickly here."
  • Goof (continuity error): The doors in Emerald City appear to be very thick but when the doorman opens the square "window", it appears to be much thinner.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy and the Scarecrow use the oil can on the Tin Woodman, there are vines around the Tin Woodman's left arm and left knee. The Scarecrow briskly removes the vine around the arm, but not the vine around the knee. When the Tin Woodman moves to the Yellow Brick Road to dance, he has no vines on him.
  • Goof (continuity error): At the beginning of the film as Dorothy and Toto run down the dirt road toward the farmhouse, Dorothy bends down to pick Toto up and you can see a grease spot on the front of Dorothy's apron, but by the time they reach the farm, the spot has disappeared.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): After The Wicked Witch of the West is looking in her crystal ball and talking to Nikko, we can see windows behind her showing a scene outside. As the witch gets on her broomstick she knocks one of the windows and it is shown to be a sheet with the window painted on. The sheet wobbles.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Toto escapes from the Witch's Castle, Dorothy says, "He got away! He got away!". Her arm on the window switches position.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the heroes enter the castle disguised as guards, the Tin Man is carrying a spear. His ax appears from nowhere to smash the door to free Dorothy.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): As Zeke tries to tell Dorothy how to handle Miss Gulch, in the background you can clearly see Uncle Henry walk onto the set, watch the scene, then walk back off screen.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy and Toto first arrive at the cornfield the Scarecrow is nowhere to be seen but after Dorothy wonders which way they should go the Scarecrow appears out of nowhere.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): At the end of the "Merry Old Land of Oz" song, the characters are all laughing, but all their mouths are still singing.
  • Goof (plot holes): Water causes the Witch to melt. When then would she keep a bucket of water in her castle or have a moat of water?
  • Goof (factual errors): DVD subtitles mistake: Professor Marvel tells a story about Antony and Cleopatra. The subtitles incorrectly spell "Anthony."
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The ticking heart the Wizard gives the Tin Man reads 1:10 when first given to him. It still reads 1:10 in the balloon scene.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): A trapdoor can be seen opening so the Wicked Witch of the West can leave Munchkin Land.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the Wicked Witch of the West disappears from Munchkinland in a cloud of smoke and fire, the smoke appears before she reaches her mark.
  • Goof (continuity error): The Technicolor bouquet given to Dorothy by the Munchkins disappears the moment she leaves Munchkinland.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): After the scarecrow was re-stuffed because of his body being severed by the monkeys, he stands up, and trips slightly in the hole that was meant to conceal the lower half of his body.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When Dorothy is helping to oil the Tin Man, she grabs onto his arm and shows that the "tin" arm is quite flexible.
  • Goof (continuity error): After Dorothy allows the Witch to take the slippers she moves her legs backwards twice.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the Cowardly Lion is singing about courage, you can see the string behind him that causes his tail to move about.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy leaves Munckinland she turns and waves goodbye to the Munchkins. In the next shot she still seen with her head turned and waving even though her and Toto are clearly miles away.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the Witch challenges Dorothy to try to stay out of her way, the end of her broom is pointed toward the ground. In the very next shot it is pointed upwards.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the group is asking the Palace Guard if they can see the Wizard, his mustache suddenly goes from being pointed upward to being pointed downward between shots. This is the result of a deleted scene, "the changing of the guard."
  • Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): When Dorothy is in her bedroom at the beginning of the movie the windows are closed with the curtains on them. The twister blows 'both' windows out and the one hits her on the head causing her to pass out. In all the next shots of her in the bedroom, the right hand window with the curtain is back in the shot. It should not be there as it was blown out. However, this ignores that the movie presents the happenings in OZ as a dream Dorothy had after being knocked unconscious. Therefore, in her dream, the farmhouse is undamaged and not a goof at all. This could also explain many of the so-called goofs during telling of the OZ events.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy, the scarecrow, the lion, and the tin man are on their way to get the witch's broom, the lion is holding an insect sprayer in one shot and in the next it is gone.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): The Tin Man can be seen untying the rope holding the Wizard's balloon down so it will fly away.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): As the Lion is singing, "If I Were the King of the Forest," and his tail is flopping from side to side, a string cam be seen controlling his tail. Just before the Scarecrow and Tinman put on the Lion's cape, you can see the Tinman remove the wire with a quick yank.
  • Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): There is no stage hand on set at the end of the Tinman sequence, nor was anyone hanged, nor did they fall out of a tree. The shadowy figure at the back of the set as Dorothy, Scarecrow and Tinman set off down the Yellow Brick Road is a large bird stretching its wings.
  • Goof (boom mic visible): In the scene in the farm yard by the pigs, at or near when she is balancing on the fence you can see a boom shadow pass over the scene.
  • Goof (continuity error): After Dorothy is given the lollipop from the Lollipop Guild and taken over to Glinda before the witch appears, she stands in front of Glinda, the Munchkins scream before the smoke appears. At one point when the Wicked Witch of the West starts talking to Dorothy you see Dorothy holding the flowers and lollipop, shortly afterwards you don't see flowers or lollipop, then you see the flowers but no lollipop. You also see Dorothy's hair change from long and semi-straight to short and curly on the end.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): After the Tin Man is dropped by the "spooks", Dorothy and the Scarecrow run up to him. As he attempts to get up the top of the costume comes up, and you can see Jack Haley's t-shirt.
  • Goof (miscellaneous): The footage of the ruby slippers disappearing from the feet of the Witch of the East was originally projected on a process screen with the Witch of the West kneeling in front of the screen reaching for the slippers. This explains why the slippers are positioned at the far left of the shot, with the Witch of the West kneeling in front of the screen on the right. The film of the disappearing slippers was fuzzy and unconvincing when projected on the process screen so this scene was not used. This caused the continuity error of the Witch being inches from the slippers when she bends down to get them and the following shot where she is absent from the shot. In the current film there is footage remaining of the original shot with the process screen: when the Witch turns around and says "They're gone!". The process screen can be seen in this shot.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The Munchkin coroner sings that he has "thoroughly examined" the Eastern Witch and declares that "she's not only merely dead, she's really most sincerely dead." A few scenes later you can see the house completely covering the Witch with only her feet sticking out. How could she have been "throughly examined"?
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): The shadow of the camera crew is visible as it pans across the nest of the munchkins hatching in Munchkinland.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the Wicked Witch of the West throws fire at the Scarecrow, the fire goes out just as the Tin Man begins to use his funnel to put it out.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When Professor Marvel has Dorothy close her eyes "... to be better in tune with the infinite" and rifles through her basket, he takes out the picture of Dorothy and Aunt Em. There is no shot of him "holding" the picture, it's just resting on a dark background.
  • Goof (continuity error): One shot shows the ruby slippers disappearing off the feet of the Wicked Witch of the East. Immediately in the next shot, the Wicked Witch appears, apparently superimposed over a screen backdrop of that scene.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the Witch of the West goes to check on the Ruby Slippers, she walks right up to the remains and clearly sets the straw end of her broom against the side of the house, partially covering the feet. In the next two shots showing the slippers and remains disappearing and the Witch's reaction to them, there is no sign of the broom and it appears that she is several feet away.
  • Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): After the line, "Well, my little pretty, I can cause accidents too," the Witch is about to deliver further dialog, which we do not hear. The script backs up this claim. The full dialog was: "Well, my little pretty, I can cause accidents, too - and this is how I do it!"
  • Goof (continuity error): As the Apple Trees are throwing apples at the Scarecrow, he falls backwards onto the Yellow Brick Road. When Dorothy steps over to offer help, she is wearing black patent leather shoes. A moment before and a moment later she's wearing the Ruby Slippers.
  • Goof (continuity error): When the farmhouse is shown swirling around in the cyclone, from the outside Dorothy's bedroom windows are closed but from the inside shots they are obviously open.
  • Goof (continuity error): During the Cyclone scene when Dorothy approaches the fence the Cyclone can be seen in the background bearing down on the farmhouse. The scenes with Aunt Em, Uncle Henry and the farmhands show the Cyclone way off in the distance. Then when Dorothy goes up on the porch and enters the house the Cyclone in the background is once again very close, bearing down on the house. Then when the group is seen going into the storm cellar the Cyclone is still off in the distance. When Dorothy tries to enter the storm cellar seconds later the Cyclone is now very close in the background.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When the Witch captures Dorothy in her castle, there is a brief moment where you can see that part of her neck is white, not green.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Dorothy first enters Munchkinland, she places her arm around Toto. In the very next shot, her arm is immediately extended again.
  • Goof (continuity error): After Dorothy, Scarecrow and Tin man are confronted by the witch, and she leaves, Dorothy is cuddling Toto, and Tin Man says "beehive... baahhh!" Dorothy is then rubbing the shoulders of Scarecrow and Tin Man, saying they are the best friends anyone ever had. But when did she put Toto down?
  • Goof (revealing mistake): When Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, the string that is holding him up is visible.
  • Goof (continuity error): The location of the Munchkin that hands Dorothy the lollipop changes four times.
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