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Wizard of Oz Suicide: Did the Munchkin commit suicide during a scene of the movie?

Grace W. Bush 2008/12/15 20:01:39
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The Wizard of Oz is a great classic movie. But did you know that one of the characters who played the Munchkin commit suicide during the filming? In fact, in a scene from the Wizard of Oz you can actually see the Munchkin committing suicide by hanging itself in the background. Is not clearly visible, but if you look closely the suicide happens. The suicide scene allegedly takes place when Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man head down the yellow brick road, on their way to Emerald City. Deep in the background, a dark figure can be seen. Some say that a distraught munchkin hanged himself. The story says that he was upset because the female munchkin that he loved didn’t feel the same way for him. He then decided to kill himself right on set. Others say that it was a clumsy stagehand who accidentally fell out of a prop tree onto the set, getting caught in a cable of some sort, and was strangled to death. This is my biggest concern, if an actual suicide did happen, why would they keep it on the final movie? Why not just redo the scene? Why not edit the scene out. In the newer DVD version of this movie, this scene has been taken out. We’ll probably never know what really happened on set but what do you think?

Suicide scene: Look closely in the background. The munchkin commits suicide in the movie.



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  • Carrie Ordonez 2009/06/15 02:10:34
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Carrie Ordonez
    +9
    Now I know that they let birds like crows or bluebirds fly in the scene but what I don't know is that they propaly (I can't spell good) let large birds enter the scene.It would be like a Emu (a large bird)wonder soooooooo no,no suicide just a bird

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  • Ian Mattern 2012/06/21 22:58:30
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    Ian Mattern
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
    Copy and paste and just look at this video of the original filming of the movie. Its something different in the background and clearly is not a bird. It looks exactly like a human swinging back and forth.
  • alexander szatkowski 2012/02/14 15:10:12
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    alexander szatkowski
    It can't be real, these scenes were shot at a different time and thus the munchkins were not on set.
  • summer alexand... 2013/03/26 14:08:47
    summer
    +1
    It's not real because as if a 'lil' midget would want to do that and anyway the people that do the cameras wouldn't allow it .
  • Mahala Matney 2011/10/25 20:10:19
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    Mahala Matney
    +1
    the munchkin did commit suicide but not in the bird scene it was in a different part of the movie that you cannot see well. It stayed in the movie because people didnt relise it was there untill later they went back to fix it and thought they did but the footage was messed up and they put in the wrong part when they finnaly relised it the last time It was years later and they couldnt change it by then.
  • Elllipsis Mahala ... 2012/01/08 04:33:48
    Elllipsis
    +3
    At what point in the movie is it theorized this actually took place, then?
  • Lisa 2010/04/10 03:18:38
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    Lisa
    +3
    The suicide did happen but this isn't the true scene that it actually happened. This scene was used to cover it up. This is the actual clip and it is explained also in detail how it is this scene
  • john_ufo Lisa 2010/07/19 03:10:09 (edited)
    john_ufo
    +1
    at 1:03 you can see her move her arms to the back . which indicates shes alive.
  • blah22 2010/01/30 00:56:43
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    blah22
    +3
    you can see the rope in the older version the closer look is the newer version witch they edited out
  • PATTY 2010/01/18 07:40:49
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    PATTY
    +2
    THEY SAY IT WAS A BIRD FROM THE SET GONE WITH THE WIND BUT I HAVE GONE WITH THE WIND AND NO BIG BIRDS SO WHAT IS WITH THAT LIE......I SMELLCOVER UPBECAUSE IT WAS TOOLATE AND WAS NOT CAUGHT ON TIME...
  • katy PATTY 2011/03/13 23:28:49
    katy
    +3
    The suicide is real it is!!!! Who ever thinks its fake is stupid and dumb
  • taylor 2009/11/15 14:17:14
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    taylor
    ok yeah it is a bird cus i saw a video and it cleared things up. but watever my mom told me that there WAS still a munchkin that committed suicide during the making of the movie not perticularly (cant spell) in this scene though. she said in one of the munchkin scenes you can see his ghost.
  • beth 2009/08/19 03:18:09
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    beth
    +2
    omfg its just a bird...your crazy if u believe this...=]
  • Carrie Ordonez 2009/06/15 02:10:34
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Carrie Ordonez
    +9
    Now I know that they let birds like crows or bluebirds fly in the scene but what I don't know is that they propaly (I can't spell good) let large birds enter the scene.It would be like a Emu (a large bird)wonder soooooooo no,no suicide just a bird
  • jer 2009/06/10 00:18:48
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    jer
    Prop tree holding up a grown munchkin? have you ever lifted a midget? just 30's depression dark humor is all at least they knew how to laugh.
  • chase roberts 2009/05/26 19:29:07
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    chase roberts
    if u follow the peacock in the scene, u see it walked back near the trees in the backround. the thing swinging around that is claiimed to be the munchkin hanging himself is just the peacocks wing extending
  • Porpuca 2009/05/03 15:19:49
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Porpuca
    I asked my mom about this one..., she looked it up on a rumor website. It says that it was a mishap that a prop person fell out of a tree onto a set while the cameras were rolling. It just looked like a suicide, but it wasn't. Anyway, if it was a suicide, they would never allow it to be released for people to see. Its just a rumor.
  • Alana F... Porpuca 2012/11/19 02:09:18
    Alana Fletchee
    +11
    - But Why Would A Random "Prop Person" Be In The Tree During Filming Which When The Scene Had Nothing To Do With Trees ?
  • bidi 2009/03/16 22:25:43
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    bidi
    is it true that there was a suicide
  • LittleLilo12 2009/03/13 06:57:01
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    LittleLilo12
    It looks like a bird but kinda looks like a little boy moving his legs around.. im scared lol :S ! Anyway most of you are right , they wouldnt have used this for the actual film and aslo if it was a munchkin then he would have broken that fake tree! and i think it could of also been one of the people in the tree acting as the tree and he could have fallen out?! Im CONFUSED
  • jonny man 2009/01/16 04:01:08
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    jonny man
    i think it would have been in the news. why cover it up
  • Alana F... jonny man 2012/11/19 02:11:35
    Alana Fletchee
    +18
    - They Cover Stuff Up All The Time. This Was A Movie Making Millions. All That Would Cease If A Suicide Was Reported.
  • Maj. C. D. Hardy 2009/01/04 15:16:52
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    Maj. C. D. Hardy
    If you do some digging there are some interviews with the cast back when the film was made that mention the on set suicide of a stage hand.
  • Montana Combat Medic 2008/12/26 18:30:19 (edited)
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Montana Combat Medic
    +1
    It's a freakin' bird you Dodos! Now go take a valium and lay off the 'shrooms! freakin bird dodos valium lay shrooms freakin bird dodos valium lay shrooms freakin bird dodos valium lay shrooms
  • Tink 2008/12/23 23:28:19
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Tink
    It's a bird. If you watch you can see some of the birds in front of the little shack the witch was on.
  • grey_ny 2008/12/22 15:11:31
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    grey_ny
    it's a bird opening his wings
  • triedandtru 2008/12/21 00:48:14
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    triedandtru
    First i've heard of this.. can't really tell from the vid.. perhaps maybe not..
    tnt.. wizard oz suicide fake real suicide ive heard vid tnt
  • Tomus Megalomania 2008/12/19 10:46:41
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Tomus Megalomania
    It just looks like something swaying in the background.
  • Malamonster 2008/12/17 23:48:50
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Malamonster
    No the little munchkins revolted against that fat king who wouldn't share his sucker!!!!
    And had him hanged lol
  • Kristi 2008/12/17 18:32:48
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    Kristi
    I wish you would have put a undecided or something cuz I know what it looks like but I can't see it clearly enough. If that did happen then that is horrible and yes I think they should have redone the scene rather then have it on the movie. Truthfully, this is the first time I have ever heard about this and that is troubling to think it happened and nobody ever really talked about it.
  • choirgirl9007 2008/12/17 14:38:49
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    choirgirl9007
    That's completely ridiculous. It's so obviously a bird.
  • summer choirgi... 2013/03/26 14:12:38
    summer
    +1
    I know its only a peacock
  • shelb 2008/12/17 11:50:40
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    shelb
    that is so creepy.
  • Bijjy 2008/12/17 05:39:26
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Bijjy
    Pshh that just an urban legend.
  • AZNangel715 2008/12/17 01:27:25
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    AZNangel715
  • john conner 2008/12/17 01:18:09 (edited)
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    john conner
    +1
    next investigative cinama piece....Is there really a goast in the movie "Three Men and a baby" last 5 seconds behind the drapes.
  • moomoof 2008/12/17 00:19:18
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    moomoof
    i heard it was a stage hand that was in accident

    but what the guy shows there is a freaky bird XD
  • Kingair315 2008/12/16 21:31:28 (edited)
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Kingair315
    +3
    Such fake stories are so prevalent on the Internet, it could be called the mis-information highway.

    Not a word of truth in it. I LIVED in LA during the filming of the movie there would have been many news stories about it. Never could have kept it quiet, with all the stage hands, photographers, cinema photographers, actors, directors, set designers, lighting techs, sound techs, etc.. Word would have been out, before long even if they tried to keep it quiet.. The editors would have KNOWN if it happened, and edited it out to protect the family.

    To begin with, the Forest Scenes in the movie were created BEFORE any filming of the actors took place. So there were not any Munchkins on the set. They were filmed later, and spliced into the appropriate places in the movie.

    The Police would have also been on the scene investigating and all production would have stopped for days. Editors and Film Cutters would have had orders to remove the scenes involved. Yet nothing exists in the records of the police or newspaper archives.

    cutters orders remove scenes involved exists records police newspaper archives
  • Rose(The Threat Is Real) 2008/12/16 20:55:36 (edited)
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Rose(The Threat Is Real)
    +1
    it was a bird
  • luisofsuburbia 2008/12/16 19:56:31
    The Wizard of Oz munchkin clearly committed suicide!
    luisofsuburbia
    It wouldn't surprise me that movie was so depressing.
  • Mike (the original sodahead... 2008/12/16 17:58:36
    The Wizard of Oz suicide is fake, there was no real suicide!
    Mike (the original sodahead 'Mike')
    +2
    just a big bird

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