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The Dreamer of Oz (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Family  -  10 December 1990 (USA)
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The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.

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Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage
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Al Badham / Cowardly Lion
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W.W. Denslow
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Harriet Alvena Baum Neal
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Dorothy Leslie Gage / Dorothy Gale
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Helen Leslie Gage Gage
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Charlie H. Gage
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Ned Brown / Farmer
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Frank Joslyn Baum (5-9 years) (as Tim Eyster)
Joshua Boyd ...
Frank Joslyn Baum (3 years)
Roger Steffens ...
Salesman (as Roger Steffans)
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Albert the Reporter
Frank Hamilton ...
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The film is the biography of Frank Baum, the children's book author and creator of the fantasy world Oz.

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The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story  »

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This prior unavailable 1990 TV film appears for the first time on disc 2 on the two - disc The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary DVD set. See more »

Goofs

In the film, Baum is shown as an extra in Hamlet when the theater burns down. In reality, Baum had played Hamlet on numerous occasions, and the play being performed the night of the fire was an original work by Baum titled Matches - all known copies of the script and other Baum originals were destroyed in that fire. Baum was performing in another theater the night of the fire, but he owned the one that burned. See more »

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References The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908) See more »

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Main Title
From the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Music by Harold Arlen and Herbert Stothart
Arranged by Herbert Stothart
Orchestrated by Murray Cutter
Played offscreen in final scene by the M-G-M Studio Orchestra
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Really good
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I haven't seen this in 10 years, but I remember it quite fondly. The sequences where he is visualizing the Tin Man, Scarecrow, Lion, etc are realized very well, with depth and feeling. And Baum's hard luck life was finally turned to gold after they found a publisher(after 23 attempts...)-his true life story was quite involving itself.

Strange, I remember quite clearly seeing Avery Schreiber play the artist who illustrates Baum's books and helps bring them to life-but failed to see him mentioned in the credits. Was he unbilled or was I wrong? Oh well. No biggie.

Very good show-*** outta ****


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