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The Singing Ringing Tree (1957)
"Das singende, klingende Bäumchen" (original title)

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A brave prince wants to win the heart of a stubborn princess by finding the singing, ringing tree for her. He finally locates it in the magical realm of an evil dwarf who offers him a deal:... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christel Bodenstein ...
Die hochmütige Prinzessin / Arrogant Princess
Charles Hans Vogt ...
Der greise König / Aged King (as Charles H. Vogt)
Eckart Dux ...
Der schöne Prinz / Handsome Prince
Richard Krüger ...
Der böse Zwerg / Wicked Dwarf
Dorothea Thiesing ...
Amme / Nurse
Günther Polensen ...
Schloßhauptmann / Captain of the Guard
Fredy Barten ...
Egon Vogel ...
Hauptmann / Zeremonienmeister
Paul Knopf ...
Paul Pfingst ...
Friedrich Teitge ...
Maria Besendahl ...
Kräuterweib (as Anna-Maria Besendahl)
Jürgen ...
Norbert ...
Wolfgang ...


A brave prince wants to win the heart of a stubborn princess by finding the singing, ringing tree for her. He finally locates it in the magical realm of an evil dwarf who offers him a deal: he can keep the tree if it starts singing before sundown - which it will only do if the princess truly loves him. Otherwise, he will be turned into a bear. Reminiscent of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. Written by c.winter

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tree | singing | princess | prince | love | See more »





Release Date:

15 December 1957 (East Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El tintineante arbolito cantante  »

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1.37 : 1
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BBC produced an English voice-over of the film which was first broadcast in three segments in 1964, adding greatly to its international success. Since it was aired in black-and-white, the film obtained an even more eerie atmosphere for viewers in the UK. See more »


Die hochmütige Prinzessin: Any lout can give me pearls like this if he has enough money. I require more from a suitor!
Der schöne Prinz: What do you want then?
Die hochmütige Prinzessin: I must have... I must have the singing ringing tree! Bring it to me and then I will listen to you!
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Referenced in The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) See more »

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Memories of Childhood...
25 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

...come flooding back.

Just to see what this films means in the UK, search Google with Singing Ringing Tree and pick the 1st entry.

Simply brilliant...

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