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The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm

   

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) starring Laurence Harvey, Karlheinz Böhm, Claire Bloom, Barbara Eden – fictional but fun. The segment with Terry-Thomas and Buddy Hackett is absolutely hilarious!

The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) starring Laurence Harvey, Karlheinz Böhm, Claire Bloom, Barbara Eden

Product Description 

Filmed in three-camera Cinerama process, this fictionalized biography of the famed German brothers who created unforgettable fairy tales has now been meticulously restored to its original widescreen splendor. This family classic cleverly brings three of the brothers’ most famous stories to life, in parallel with the story of their long struggle for recognition, and the sacrifices they made to achieve their goals. Between dreamer Wilhelm (Laurence Harvey) and practical Jacob (Karl Boehm), some marvelous fantasies develop. In “The Dancing Princess,” a princess (Yvette Mimieux) and a charming woodsman (Russ Tamblyn) fall in love. “The Cobbler and the Elves,” provides a miracle of dedicated labor which helps out a cobbler in need. Lastly, a fire-breathing dragon threatens a kingdom until a lowly servant (Buddy Hackett) saves the day. Shot on location in Germany, the innovative production is highlighted producer George Pal’s famous Puppetoons, and original songs by Bob Merrill.

Cast of characters

The Dancing Princess segment

The Cobbler and the Elves segment

  • Walter Brooke (Bloodlust, The Green Hornet TV series) … The Mayor (‘The Cobbler and the Elves’)
  • Sandra Bettin (Fort Algiers) … The Ballerina (‘The Cobbler and the Elves’)
  • Robert Foulk (Robin And The 7 Hoods) … The Hunter (‘The Cobbler and the Elves’)

The Singing Bone segment

Additional Cast

Songs

  • Dancing Princess
    • Words and Music by Bob Merrill
  • Ah-Oom
    • Words and Music by Bob Merrill
  • Christmas Land
    • Words and Music by Bob Merrill
  • Dee-Are-A-Gee-O-En (Dragon)
    • Words and Music by Bob Merrill
  • The Singing Bone
    • Music by Bob Merrill
    • Words by Charles Beaumont

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