The Wizard of Oz

Continuity mistake: When they first see the Emerald City Dorothy is holding the basket on her left arm. In the next shot it's in front of her in both hands. (00:54:40)

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Continuity mistake: After the Wicked Witch leaves, the burn spot on the ground where she throws the fire from the roof, disappears. (00:47:25)

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Continuity mistake: There is a multicolored bag on the floor, to the left of Dorothy, when they're speaking to the Wizard and he says, "Anybody can have a brain" that was not there when she pulled the curtain open. (01:29:25)

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Continuity mistake: When the talking trees throw their apples the Scarecrow walks over to the right side of the Yellow Brick Road as he picks some up. In the next shot he's on the other side of the road picking up apples that weren't there in the previous shot. (00:40:20)

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Continuity mistake: Dorothy asks the Wicked Witch, "What are you gonna do with my dog? Give him back to me" and the basket with Toto in it changes from being in the monkey's left hand to his right between shots. (01:16:20)

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Continuity mistake: After she wakes up in the poppy field, Dorothy oils Tin Man's left arm which is stuck to his head. In the next shot his arm is lowered. (00:57:00)

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Continuity mistake: Aunt Em gives Dorothy a cruller and she takes a tiny nibble out of it. In the next shot it's half gone. (00:05:20)

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when Dorothy is talking to her family, she wraps her right arm around Toto. The shot changes, and her left arm is suddenly around Toto. (01:40:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dorothy is confronted by the wicked witch and the lollipop disappears from her hands, notice how the flowers keep moving positions in her hands. (00:29:30)

Continuity mistake: When the witch leans over to claim the slippers, she goes really close to them and her broom is practically touching them. Not to mention she also casts a significant shadow on the wall of the house. In the close-up of the slippers disappearing, however, the witch's broom and her shadow are not in the shot although they should be. (00:29:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, the fortune teller tells Dorothy to close her eyes, and he takes a picture of Auntie Em out of her basket. In the closeup of the picture, his hand holding the picture is not visible, although it should be. (00:13:20)

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Continuity mistake: As the Tin Man crowns the Cowardly Lion the flowers fall in one piece on the first step to their right. A few shots later we see this same spot again and even though no one has gone near them, the flowers have been moved. (01:06:15)

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Continuity mistake: When they first meet Tin Man he is holding plants in his left hand. They change each time we see them. (00:41:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the first shot of the movie we see Dorothy and Toto running and as she comes to stop he's at her right. In the next shot he's behind her. (00:02:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the Scarecrow falls on the yellow-brick road, Dorothy is not wearing her ruby slippers.

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Continuity mistake: Back in Kansas, Dorothy holds Toto and her pigtails swap from being behind to in front.

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Continuity mistake: As they stand in the Wizard's balloon, Toto is looking at the Cowardly Lion. In the next shot he's growling at a cat. (01:34:45)

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Continuity mistake: As she watches the Wicked Witch "melt", Dorothy and the others stand about five feet to the left of the Wicked Witch. They never move but when she asks for the broomstick she's standing right above her "melted" remains. (01:26:50)

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Continuity mistake: The Tin Man holds on to the Lion's tail as he reaches the top of the mountain. In the next shot he says, "I hope my strength holds out" and he's back on the side of the mountain. (01:20:00)

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Continuity mistake: Dorothy faces the Munchkins as they sing, "We welcome you to Munchkinland". In the next shot she's facing the Mayor. (00:28:30)

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Revealing mistake: When the Lion runs out of the Wizard's room, the group disappears because it is an obvious backdrop.

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Lion: [crying.] Look at the circles under my eyes, I haven't slept in weeks.
Tin Man: Well, why don't you count sheep?
Lion: Oh it's no use, I'm afraid of them.

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Trivia: Professor Marvel, the Cabbie, the doorman, the guard, and the wizard himself are all the same actor, Frank Morgan.

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Question: Did Dorothy really go to Oz or was it a dream? Because, in return to Oz at the end, she sees Ozma (the good witch in her mirror) or was that just her imagination/a dream too?

Answer: In the film it's left ambiguous. At the end it's strongly implied that she was dreaming. The characters she meets all look like people she actually knows. In the original book, she actually went to Oz.

Answer: Return to Oz was not a direct sequel to the 1939 film. One was developed by Disney and the other by MGM. Return to Oz is actually an adaptation-fusion of the second and third Oz books, that contains elements from the 1939 film (like the Ruby slippers and the Oz/Kansas counterparts) because that's what people are most familiar.

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