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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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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)
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Frank Joslyn Baum (3 years)
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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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John Ritter (L. Frank Baum) and Jason Ritter (Harry Neal Baum) are father and son in real-life. Nancy Morgan (Helen Gage) is John Ritter's wife, and Jason Ritter's mother. See more »

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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 »


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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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Dreamer of Oz
22 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen many movies in my time, but Dreamer of Oz is my all time favorite movie. John Ritter was outstanding in his performance as L. Frank Baum. I taped Dreamer of Oz on my VCR about 15 years ago, when it was first televised. My VCR was old and the copy is not that good, but I will never get rid of it, since it's the only copy in existence. Why it was not released as a VCR tape, or DVD is beyond me. It is a classic. I would be the first to buy it if Mr. Kirschner decided to have it available for the general public to purchase it. I wish it could at least be shown on TV again so I can get a better copy. If anyone knows how to get in touch with Mr. Kirschner, please let him know what a great movie this is. If I could get in touch with him, I would let him know myself. Thanks


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