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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 film depicts Baum acting on the stage when his father's theatre burned down. In reality, the theatre burned down during a production of his drawing room comedy, "Matches", while Baum was on tour as the male lead in another of his plays, "The Maid of Arran", and hence did not actually witness the fire. See more
Kenneth Gage Baum, the Baum's fourth son, was omitted from the film, although he was present for much of the time period that the film shows. See more
From the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz
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 See more