George Sidney's musical western is a joyous, fictionalized tribute to the New England femmes who went out West to bring culture and food; best song is On the Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe, which won an Oscar.
| Original Score: B
Though this creaky musical hasn't aged well, its peak moments are delightful: Dorothy and her Scarecrow reunited, "On the Atchison Topeka and the Santa Fe" and Garland's gift for physical comedy.
| Original Score: B-
Not quite top line Garland, but very much fun with a good score.
| Original Score: 4/5
Perhaps not a musical for the ages, but a larkish and exuberant joy all the same.
One classic song does not a good musical make
| Original Score: 3/5
The story and songs are reminders of a gentler, more innocent age that clearly never existed but was fun imagining in the movies.
| Original Score: 7/10