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Writers:
L. Frank Baum (novel)
Barry Mahon (writer)
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Release Date:
31 October 1969 (USA) See more »
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so many thrills you'll be _OZIFIED_! See more »
Plot:
Running away from his evil guardian Mombi, Tip runs off to the Emerald City, where he gets caught up in a palace coup with the Army of Revolt. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Chan Mahon ... Tip (as Channy Mahon)
Al Joseph ... The Tin-Woodman
George Wadsworth ... The Pumpkinhead
Michael R. Thomas ... The Scarecrow (as Mike Thomas)
Gil Fields ... The Wogglebug
Zisca Baum ... Mombi (as Zisca)
Caroline Berner ... Gen. Jinjur
Hilary Lee Gaess ... Glinda the Good
Joy Webb ... Ozma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Menard ... The Gump (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Barry Mahon 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
L. Frank Baum  novel "The Marvelous Land of Oz"
Barry Mahon  writer

Produced by
Barry Mahon .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Linsenmann 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Mahon 
 
Film Editing by
Steve Cuiffo 
 
Production Design by
Ray Menard 
 
Makeup Department
Tom Brumberger .... makeup artist
Michael R. Thomas .... makeup artist (as Mike Thomas)
Michael R. Thomas .... character makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David M. Lang .... camera operator (as David Lang)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Penni Praigg .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Eugene Ventresca .... music arranger (as Gene Ventresca)
 
Other crew
Clelle Mahon .... script supervisor
 

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72 min | USA:55 min (Jeffrey C. Hogue cut)
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Barry Mahon told "Variety" (in the 1 January 1969 issue) that he was negotiating to have 'Garland, Judy' perform narration; however, Garland did not.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Shocking!, 1 June 2003
Author: Bobs-9 from Chicago, Illinois, USA

Viewing this film left me utterly dumbfounded. I was truly shocked that anybody, at any strata of the movie business, could have produced it and managed to have it released. The plot is described hilariously in meticulous detail in the "External Reviews" section here, so I won't recount it all. Suffice it to say that I've never seen so brazen a display of non-talented "talent" as that on display in this alleged entertainment. It was a joy! Definitely bad in the good way, if you're inclined to watch cinematic dreck for its camp appeal.

The juvenile hero of the piece was Channy Mahon, the son of its producer/director, Barry Mahon. On hearing his first line delivery, my jaw dropped in disbelief. Imagine the sort of monotonous, comatose recitation any average schoolchild will deliver when forced to read aloud in class. Now administer half a bottle of Nyquil to that same child, wait an hour, demand another reading, and you'll get some idea of what young Channy Mahon's line delivery was like. Priceless. He did look cute in that Eddie Munster outfit, though.

The adult cast ranged from merely competent to embarrassingly awful. The sets were apparently made of painted cardboard and plywood. The costumes were, on the whole, surprisingly decent. The songs – oh the songs! You'll want to travel back in time, in "Back to the Future" fashion, just to prevent their conception – and Channy's as well (sorry Channy, I know it wasn't really your fault).

This is an epicurean treat for afficionados of bad cinema. To those looking for actual entertainment in the conventional sense, steer well clear!

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