Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
Several characters from the novel do not appear in this film including Oliver's half-brother Monks, Mrs Mann, Rose Maylie and her lover Harry. See more »
Nancy, Bet, their fellow barmaids and the saleswomen of WHO WILL BUY all wear their hair loose in what was one of the most popular fashions of the late 1960s; the high class ladies of the latter number, on the other hand, wear their hair in the correct fashions of the 1830s. See more »
Delighted to see you looking so well my Dear! The Dodger will give you another suit for fear you will spoil that Sunday one!
[Finding Oliver's money]
Cor! Look at this!
[to Oliver after taking the money]
I'll bank it for ya.
What's that? That's mine Fagin!
Oh no my Dear. Mine! Ours! You shall have the books.
You hand it over you old skeleton!
[Fagin reluctantly Bill the money]
. That's for our share of the trouble. You keep the books. Start a library.
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This film introduced me to musicals at the age of 5 or 6, starting a trend which has lasted for over two decades since - it remains my favourite for a lot of reasons - the great treatment of Dickens' admittedly complicated book; memorable characters who do not sing, alongside those who do (stellar performances from everyone); fun and frolics, and a few heartbreaking moments; and Lionel Bart's tremendous score. The 'Who Will Buy' sequence is one of the best ever. One to watch and cherish and remember just how good musical films used to be.
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