The Wizard of Oz (1939) Poster

Judy Garland: Dorothy

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  • Dorothy : How can you talk, if you haven't got a brain?

    The Scarecrow : I don't know. But, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they?

    Dorothy : Yes. I guess, you're right.

  • Dorothy : [has just arrived in Oz, looking around and awed at the beauty and splendor]  Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more.

    Dorothy : [after a pause]  We must be over the rainbow!

    [a bubble appears in the sky and gets closer and closer. It finally lands, then turns into Glinda the Good Witch wearing a spectacular white dress and crown, holding a wand] 

    Dorothy : [to Toto]  Now I... I know we're not in Kansas!

  • Dorothy : Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!

  • Dorothy : Your Majesty, if you were king, you wouldn't be afraid of anything?

    The Cowardly Lion : Not nobody! Not nohow!

    The Tin Man : Not even a rhinoceros?

    The Cowardly Lion : Imposerous!

    Dorothy : How about a hippopotamus?

    The Cowardly Lion : Why, I'd thrash him from top to bottomus!

    Dorothy : Supposing you met an elephant?

    The Cowardly Lion : I'd wrap him up in cellophant!

    The Scarecrow : What if it were a brontosaurus?

    The Cowardly Lion : I'd show him who was king of the forest!

  • [last lines] 

    Dorothy : Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home. Home! And this is my room, and you're all here. And I'm not gonna leave here ever, ever again, because I love you all, and - oh, Auntie Em - there's no place like home!

  • Dorothy : [singing]  Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Bluebirds fly. Birds fly Over The Rainbow. Why then, oh why can't I? If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why cant I?

  • The Scarecrow : I haven't got a brain... only straw.

    Dorothy : How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?

    The Scarecrow : I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?

    Dorothy : Yes, I guess you're right.

  • Dorothy : Now which way do we go?

    The Scarecrow : Pardon me, this way is a very nice way.

    Dorothy : Who said that?

    [Toto barks at scarecrow] 

    Dorothy : Don't be silly, Toto. Scarecrows don't talk.

    The Scarecrow : [points other way]  It's pleasant down that way, too.

    Dorothy : That's funny. Wasn't he pointing the other way?

    The Scarecrow : [points both ways]  Of course, some people do go both ways.

  • Dorothy : My! People come and go so quickly here!

  • Dorothy : [to the Scarecrow]  I think I'll miss you most of all.

  • The Cowardly Lion : Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage! What makes the sphinx the seventh wonder? Courage! What makes the dawn come up like thunder? Courage! What makes the Hottentot so hot? What puts the "ape" in apricot? What have they got that I ain't got?

    Dorothy , The Scarecrow , The Tin Man : Courage!

    The Cowardly Lion : You can say that again! Huh?

  • Dorothy : My goodness, what a fuss you're making! Well naturally, when you go around picking on things weaker than you are. Why, you're nothing but a great big coward!

    The Cowardly Lion : [crying]  You're right, I am a coward! I haven't any courage at all. I even scare myself.

    [sobs] 

    The Cowardly Lion : Look at the circles under my eyes. I haven't slept in weeks!

    The Tin Man : Why don't you try counting sheep?

    The Cowardly Lion : That doesn't do any good, I'm afraid of 'em.

    [sobs loud] 

    The Scarecrow : Aw, that's too bad.

  • Auntie Em : Help us out today and find yourself a place where you won't get into any trouble!

    Dorothy : A place where there isn't any trouble. Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It's far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain...

    [begins to sing "Over the Rainbow"] 

  • Dorothy : It really was no miracle. What happened was just this...

    Dorothy : [singing]  The wind began to switch / The house, to pitch / And suddenly the hinges started to unhitch / Just then the Witch / To satisfy an itch / Went flying on her broomstick, thumbing for a hitch!

    Munchkin : And, oh, what happened then was rich!

    Munchkins : [singing]  The house began to pitch / The kitchen took a slich / It landed on the Wicked Witch in the middle of a ditch / Which was not a happy situation for the Wicked Witch!

  • Dorothy : Did you say something?

    [indiscernible sounds from the Tin Man, who is rusted] 

    Dorothy : He said oil can!

    The Scarecrow : Oil can what?

    Dorothy : Oil can.

  • Captain of the Winkie Guard : [after the Wicked Witch has melted]  She's... She's dead. You killed her.

    Dorothy : I didn't mean to kill her. Really, I didn't. It's just that he was on fire.

    Captain of the Winkie Guard : Hail to Dorothy! The Wicked Witch is dead!

    The Winkies : [all kneel before Dorothy]  *Hail*! Hail to Dorothy! The Wicked Witch is dead!

    Dorothy : The broom! May we have it?

    Captain of the Winkie Guard : [hands Dorothy the broomstick]  Please. And take it with you.

    Dorothy : Oh, thank you so much! Now we can go back to the Wizard, and tell him the Wicked Witch is dead!

    The Winkies : The Wicked Witch is dead!

  • The Tin Man : What have you learned, Dorothy?

    Dorothy : Well, I - I think that it - it wasn't enough to just want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em - and it's that - if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with! Is that right?

  • Dorothy : Goodbye, Tinman. Oh, don't cry! You'll rust so dreadfully. Here's your oil can.

    The Tin Man : Now I know I've got a heart, 'cause it's breaking...

    Dorothy : Goodbye, Lion. I know it isn't right, but I'm going to miss the way you used to hollar for help before you found your courage.

    The Cowardly Lion : I never would've found it if it hadn't been for you...

    Dorothy : [to Scarecrow]  I think I'm going to miss you most of all.

  • Dorothy : [Toto is held hostage by the Witch and one of her monkeys]  What are you gonna do to my dog? Give him back to me!

    The Wicked Witch of the West : All in good time, my little pretty. All in good time.

    Dorothy : Oh, please give me back my dog?

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Certainly. Certainly. When you give me those slippers.

    Dorothy : But, The Good Witch of the North told me not to.

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Very well.

    [to her flying monkey] 

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Throw that basket into the river and drown him!

    Dorothy : No, no, no! Here... You can have your old slippers. But, give me back Toto!

    The Wicked Witch of the West : That's a good little girl. I know you'd see reason!

    [the Witch stoops to steal the shoes. But, fire burns Dorothy's toes and the Witch's hands. she reacts in pain] 

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Ohhhh!

    Dorothy : I'm sorry! I didn't do it. Can I still have my dog?

    The Wicked Witch of the West : No! Fool that I am! I should have remembered! Those slippers will never come off as long as you're alive. But's that not what's worrying me. It's how to do it. These things must be done delicately or you hurt the spell.

  • Dorothy : What would you do with a brain if you had one?

  • [Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man watch as the Wicked Witch of the West vanishes into a fireball] 

    The Scarecrow : I'm not afraid of her! I'll see you get safely to the Wizard now, whether I get a brain or not. Stuff a mattress with me. Ha!

    The Tin Man : I'll see you reach the Wizard, whether I get a heart or not. Beehive, bah! Let her try and make a beehive out of me!

    [snaps] 

    Dorothy : Oh, you're the best friends anybody ever had. And it's funny, but I feel as if I'd known you all the time, but I couldn't have, could I?

    The Scarecrow : I don't see how. You weren't around when I was stuffed and sewn together, were you?

    The Tin Man : And I was standing over there, rusting for the longest time.

    Dorothy : Still, I wish I could remember, but I guess it doesn't matter anyway. We know each other now, don't we?

    The Scarecrow : That's right.

    The Tin Man : We do.

    The Scarecrow : To Oz?

    The Tin Man : To Oz.

  • Dorothy : You go away or I - I'll bite you myself!

    Auntie Em : Dorothy!

  • Dorothy : [Reaches to pick an apple from the apple tree, the tree grabs the apple and slaps her hand]  Ouch!

    Angry Apple Tree : What do you think you're doing?

    Dorothy : We've been walking a long ways and I was hungry and... did you say something?

    Angry Apple Tree : She was hungry!

    Apple Tree : [Repeating after The Angry Apple Tree]  She was hungry!

    Angry Apple Tree : Well, how would you like to have someone come along and pick something off of you?

    Dorothy : Oh, dear! I keep forgetting I'm not in Kansas!

    The Scarecrow : Come along, Dorothy. You don't want any of those apples!

    [harrumphs] 

  • Dorothy : [as the Wizard's balloon goes off without her]  Come back! Come back! Don't go without me! Please come back!

    The Wizard of Oz : I can't come back, I don't know how it works! Good-bye, folks!

  • Glinda : Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?

    Dorothy : I'm not a witch at all. I'm Dorothy Gale from Kansas.

    Glinda : Oh. Well, is that the witch?

    Dorothy : Who, Toto? Toto's my dog!

  • Dorothy : Oh please, Professor, why can't we go with you and see all the Crowned Heads of Europe?

    Professor Marvel : Do you know any? Oh, you mean the... thing. Yes.

  • The Wicked Witch of the West : Who killed my sister? Who killed the Witch of the East? Was it you?

    Dorothy : No, no. It was an accident. I didn't mean to kill anybody.

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Well, my little pretty, I can cause accidents, too!

  • The Scarecrow : Witch? Huh, I'm not afraid of a witch. I'm not afraid of anything... Except a lighted match.

    [points to the straw in his arm] 

    Dorothy : I don't blame you for that.

  • Dorothy : Oh, Thank you so much! We've been gone such a long time and we feel so messy... What kind of a horse is that? I've never seen a horse like that before!

    The Carriage Driver : And never will again, I fancy. There's only one of him and he's it. He's the Horse of a Different Color, you've heard tell about.

  • The Cowardly Lion : [singing]  I'd be brave as a blizzard...

    The Tin Man : [singing]  I'd be gentle as a lizard...

    The Scarecrow : [singing]  I'd be clever as a gizzard...

    Dorothy : [singing]  If the Wizard is a wizard who will serve.

    The Scarecrow : [singing]  Then I'm sure to get a brain...

    The Tin Man : [singing]  A heart...

    Dorothy : [singing]  A home...

    The Cowardly Lion : [singing]  The nerve!

  • Dorothy : I've got a witch mad at me and you might get into trouble!

  • [first lines] 

    Dorothy : She isn't coming yet, Toto. Did she hurt you? She tried to, didn't she? Come on. We'll go tell Uncle Henry and Auntie Em.

  • Dorothy : [in the Wizard's Throne Room with the three others, having returned from the Witch's castle]  Please, sir. We've done what you told us. We brought you the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West. We melted her!

    The Wizard of Oz : Oh, you liquidated her, eh? Very resourceful!

  • Dorothy : Weren't you frightened?

    The Wizard of Oz : Frightened? Child, you're talking to a man who's laughed in the face of death, sneered at doom, and chuckled at catastrophe... I was petrified.

  • Dorothy : There's no place like home.

  • Dorothy : Where do you want to be oiled first?

  • The Cowardly Lion : I'll get you anyway, Pee-wee.

    [Chases Toto; Dorothy hits him on the nose] 

    Dorothy : Shame on you!

    The Cowardly Lion : [sobbing]  Why did you do that for? I didn't bite him.

    Dorothy : No, but you tried to. It's bad enough picking on a straw man, but picking on a little dog.

    The Cowardly Lion : Well, you didn't have to go and hit me! Is my nose bleeding?

    Dorothy : Well, of course not.

  • Manicurist in Emerald City : We can make a dimpled smile out of a frown.

    Dorothy : Can you even dye my eyes to match my gown?

    Manicurist in Emerald City : Uh-huh.

    Dorothy : Jolly old town!

  • Dorothy : I'm frightened, Auntie Em! I'm frightened!

    [Auntie Em's image appears in the crystal ball] 

    Auntie Em : Dorothy? Dorothy? Where are you? It's me, Auntie Em! We're trying to find you! Where are you?

    Dorothy : I'm here in Oz, Auntie Em! I'm locked in the witch's castle, and I'm trying to get home to you, Auntie Em!

    [Auntie Em's image fades out] 

    Dorothy : Oh, Auntie Em, don't go away! I'm frightened! Come back! Come back!

    [the Wicked Witch's image appears in the crystal ball] 

    The Wicked Witch of the West : Auntie Em! Auntie Em! Come back! I'll give you Auntie Em, my pretty!

    [cackling, to the audience, cackling again and the Wicked Witch's image fades out] 

  • Dorothy : Oh will you help me? Can you help me?

    Glinda : You don't need to be helped any longer. You've always had the power to go back to Kansas.

    Dorothy : I have?

    The Scarecrow : Then why didn't you tell her before?

    Glinda : Because she wouldn't have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.

    The Tin Man : What have you learned, Dorothy?

    Dorothy : Well, I, I think that it, that it wasn't enough just to want to see Uncle Henry and Auntie Em. And it's that if I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with. Is that right?

    Glinda : That's all it is.

  • The Wizard of Oz : Can I believe my eyes? Why have you come back?

    Dorothy : Please, sir, we've done what you told us: we've brought you the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West. We melted her.

    The Wizard of Oz : Ah, you liquidated her, eh? Very resourceful.

    Dorothy : Yes, sir. So we'd like you to keep your promise to us, if you please, sir.

    The Wizard of Oz : Not so fast, not so fast! I'll have to give the matter a little thought. Go away and come back tomorrow.

    Dorothy : Tomorrow? Oh, but I want to go home now!

    The Tin Man : You've had plenty of time already!

    The Cowardly Lion : Yeahhh...

    The Wizard of Oz : Do not arouse the wrath of the Great and Powerful Oz! I said, come back tomorrow!

    [Toto runs off to hide under a curtain] 

    Dorothy : If you were really great and powerful, you'd keep your promises!

    The Wizard of Oz : Do you presume to criticize the Great Oz? You ungrateful creatures! Think yourselves lucky that I'm giving you audience tomorrow instead of 20 years from now!

    [Toto pulls the curtain aside, revealing the real Wizard of Oz as a short, middle-aged man with blond hair] 

    The Wizard of Oz : Oh... The Great Oz has spoken! Oh!

    [the Wizard hides behind the curtain, even though Dorothy and her friends have seen the real Wizard] 

    The Wizard of Oz : [stammers nervously]  Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! The great and - Oz has spoken!

    Dorothy : Who are you?

    The Wizard of Oz : I am the great and powerful... Wizard of Oz.

    [his voice lowers at the end of his sentence] 

    Dorothy : You are? I don't believe you.

    The Wizard of Oz : [timidly]  I'm afraid it's true; there's no other Wizard, except me.

    The Scarecrow : You humbug!

    The Cowardly Lion : Yeahhh!

    The Wizard of Oz : [ashamedly]  Yes, that's exactly so. I'm a humbug.

    Dorothy : You're a very bad man!

    The Wizard of Oz : Oh, no, my dear, I'm a very good man; I'm just a very bad wizard.

  • Dorothy : Do you suppose we'll meet any wild animals?

    The Tin Man : Mm, we might.

    The Scarecrow : Animals that eat... s-traw?

    The Tin Man : Some, but mostly lions, and tigers, and bears.

    Dorothy : Lions?

    The Scarecrow : And tigers?

    The Tin Man : And bears.

  • The Gatekeeper : Who rang that bell?

    Dorothy , The Scarecrow , The Cowardly Lion , The Tin Man : [all four together]  We did!

    The Gatekeeper : Can't you read?

    The Scarecrow : Read what?

    The Gatekeeper : The notice!

    Dorothy , The Scarecrow , The Cowardly Lion , The Tin Man : What notice?

    The Gatekeeper : It's on the door - as plain as the nose on my face! It... oh...

    [does a tsking, expression, goes inside door for a moment. He hangs the notice and goes back inside] 

    Dorothy , The Scarecrow , The Cowardly Lion , The Tin Man : [Reading notice, all together]  Bell out of order, please knock.

    [Dorothy knocks the door and he opens the window] 

    The Gatekeeper : Well, that's more like it! Now, state your business!

    Dorothy , The Scarecrow , The Cowardly Lion , The Tin Man : [all together]  We want to see the Wizard!

    The Gatekeeper : [gasps]  The Wizard? But, nobody can see the Great Oz! Nobody's ever seen the Great Oz! Even, I've never seen him!

    Dorothy : Well, then how do you know there is one?

    The Gatekeeper : Because, he... I... Oh, you're wasting my time.

    [starts to close the window] 

    Dorothy : Oh, please. Please, sir. I've got to see the Wizard. The Good Witch of the North sent me.

    The Gatekeeper : Prove it.

    The Scarecrow : She's wearing the ruby slippers, she gave her.

    The Gatekeeper : Oh, so she is! Well, bust my buttons! Why didn't you say that in the first place? That's a horse of a different color! Come on in!

  • 'Zeke' : Listen, kid. Are you gonna try and let that old Gulch heifer try and buffalo ya'? She ain't nothing to be afraid of. Have a little courage, that's all.

    Dorothy : I'm not afraid of her.

    'Zeke' : Well then, next time she squawks, walk right up to her and spit in her eye. That's what I'd do.

  • 'Hunk' : Now look here, Dorothy, you ain't using your head about Miss Gulch. You'd think you didn't have any brains at all.

    Dorothy : I have so got brains.

    'Hunk' : Well, why don't you use them? When you come home, don't go by Miss Gulch's place. Then Toto won't get in her garden, and you won't get in no trouble. See?

    Dorothy : Oh Hunk, you just won't listen, that's all.

    'Hunk' : Well, your head ain't made of straw, you know.

  • The Cowardly Lion : [getting a panic attack walking into the Wizard's foyer]  Wait a minute, Fellows. I was just thinking. I really don't want to see the Wizard this much. I'd better wait for you outside.

    The Scarecrow : What's the matter?

    The Tin Man : Oh, he's just a scared again.

    Dorothy : Don't you know the Wizard's going to give you some courage?

    The Cowardly Lion : I'd be too scared to ask him for it.

    [sobs] 

    Dorothy : Well then, we'll ask him for you.

    The Cowardly Lion : I'd sooner wait outside.

    Dorothy : Why? Why?

    The Cowardly Lion : Because I'm still scared.

    [sobs] 

  • Dorothy : You ought to be ashamed of yourself, frightening him like that when he came for you to help!

    The Wizard of Oz : [booming voice]  Silence, whippersnapper! The beneficent Oz has every intention of granting your requests!

    The Cowardly Lion : What's that? What'd he say?

    Dorothy : Oh, come on.

    [pulls the Lion up] 

    The Cowardly Lion : Huh, what'd he say?

    The Wizard of Oz : [booming voice]  But first, you must prove yourselves worthy by performing a very small task. Bring me the broomstick of the Witch of the West.

    The Tin Man : But if we do that, We'll have to kill her to get it.

    The Wizard of Oz : [booming voice]  Bring me her broomstick, and I'll grant your requests. Now, go!

    The Cowardly Lion : But... but, what if she kills us first?

    The Wizard of Oz : [booming voice]  I said GO!

    [the Cowardly Lion jumps with fright and running of the Wizard's throne room, jumps out of the window] 

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