The Wizard of Oz

Other mistake: Toto is listed in the end credits as being played by Toto, when he was actually played by a dog named Terry. A few years after the film was released, Terry's owner/trainer, Carl Spitz, changed the dog's name to Toto due to the popularity of the film, but the credit is wrong for the time.


Continuity mistake: In the poppy field Dorothy falls down with the basket at her side. No one touches it but in the close-up it's by her head. (00:55:45)


Continuity mistake: When Dorothy is at the end of the movie confronting the Wizard about going home, since she killed the Witch, Toto goes over to the curtain and you can see him tied up to it as he opens it. Dorothy then goes over there and automatically has him in her arms - she didn't even need to bend down and pick Toto up. (01:28:55)

Visible crew/equipment: As the Munchkins sing "Ding Dong The Witch is Dead" " the shadow of the cameraman and someone else can be seen on the nest of the green Munchkin eggs as they hatch into little pink Munchlets. (00:26:55)


Visible crew/equipment: While Dorothy and the other characters are cornered in the witch's castle, when Dorothy grabs the bucket of water and tosses it at Scarecrow's arm the water hits the witch. In the closeup of the witch's face, you can see a crew member's hand (a long sleeve can be seen at the wrist) in the upper left side of the shot.

Continuity mistake: While with Professor Marvel, when Toto eats the sausage and Dorothy scolds him, she places her left arm on the basket. A frame later her arm is resting by her lap.

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Continuity mistake: The Tin Man starts chopping the Witch's door and it's not the same one we just saw three shots before. The wood is a different color and the dark metal brace has been polished in the close-up. (01:23:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the Munchkins come out onto the Yellow Brick Road, one of them comes out of a sewer hatch on the yellow bricks. It's located on the ground in front of the first small white cottage with the thatched roof, right behind Dorothy's house. Throughout this scene, the dark hatch is visible whenever we see that specific location, such as when the Wicked Witch of the West asks, "Who killed my sister? Who killed the Witch of the East? Was it you?" but as Dorothy begins to "follow the yellow brick road", there is an overhead shot followed by a front shot and the dark hatch has disappeared.

Continuity mistake: As the Cowardly Lion chases him, Toto runs off the Yellow Brick road into the bushes twice. (00:50:15)


Continuity mistake: When the Tin Man is attacked by six flying monkeys they take away his axe. Several seconds later he has it again. (01:15:20)


Continuity mistake: When the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Dorothy are cornered in the witch's castle, the scarecrow grabs the Tin Man's axe and chops a rope, releasing the chandelier, which falls on the guards. In the next shot, however, as the witch is shrieking "seize them", the guards give chase with only 1 or 2 laying on the floor. (01:24:55)

Continuity mistake: After the Witch throws a fireball at the Scarecrow in the woods and disappears, Dorothy is holding Toto. But when it cuts to a closeup of her, it looks like her shoulders are extended. When it cuts back to the wide shot, she indeed has her arms around the Scarecrow and Tin Man, even though she never put Toto down. (00:46:55)


Visible crew/equipment: When Dorothy first walks on the pigsty the shadow of the boom mike can be seen moving on the bottom left of the screen. (00:03:50)


Continuity mistake: After Dorothy falls into the pig sty Zeke holds his left hand over the right side of his chest. In the next shot his hand is over the left side of his chest. (00:04:20)


Visible crew/equipment: As Dorothy and the Scarecrow dance off and sing, "We're off to see the Wizard" moving spot lights and equipment shadows can be seen on the grass on the right of the Yellow Brick Road. (00:39:00)


Visible crew/equipment: As the talking trees throw their apples at Dorothy and the Scarecrow, look closely at the upper right hand side of the screen. An off camera crew member is shaking one of the trees back and forth as all of the others stand motionless. (00:40:20)


Audio problem: Just before Aunt Em and the others go into the storm cellar, Em calls for Dorothy and tells Henry she can't find her. Em's mouth never matches any of the words she is saying. (00:16:00)

Visible crew/equipment: As the door keeper tells them he will get them to the Wizard the camera shadow can be seen moving across the green door. (01:08:15)


Revealing mistake: As Dorothy skips off on her journey at the very end of the song "Follow the Yellow Brick Road", the shot cuts just in time to prevent her hitting the painted backdrop. The join between the ground and the backdrop is visible.

Revealing mistake: When Dorothy first meets the Scarecrow, he is placed up on a wooden stick and you can blatantly see the wire holding him up on it. (00:33:40)

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Dorothy: There's no place like home.

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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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