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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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Release Date:

15 December 1957 (East Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Das singende, klingende Bäumchen  »

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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 »


Der schöne Prinz: Who are you?
Der böse Zwerg: I am the ruler of this kingdom into which you foced your way. You are my prisoner!
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Spoofed in The Fast Show: Episode #3.8 (1997) See more »

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highly recommended
14 August 2002 | by (stirling,scotland) – See all my reviews

this is one of the most amazing looking,surreal films of all time and i only recently acquired it on was just as good after fond childhood memories of it.highly recommended,with great special effects,and stunning set design,and vivid colour and with confidence!

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