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Das singende, klingende Bäumchen (1957)

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

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 ...
Minister
Egon Vogel ...
Hauptmann / Zeremonienmeister
Paul Knopf ...
Wächter
Paul Pfingst ...
Bauer
Friedrich Teitge ...
Gärtner
Maria Besendahl ...
Kräuterweib (as Anna-Maria Besendahl)
Jürgen ...
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Norbert ...
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Storyline

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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13 December 1957 (East Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El tintineante arbolito cantante  »

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Trivia

A segment of The Fast Show (1994), titled "The Singing Ringing Binging Plinging Tinging Plinking Plonking Boinging Tree" is a spoof of this film. See more »

Quotes

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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Spoofed in The Fast Show: Episode #3.8 (1997) See more »

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Still needing therapy !
5 May 2003 | by (Edinburgh) – See all my reviews

Wonderful and fascinating as The Singing Ringing Tree is, myself and my contemporaries were totally traumatised by its images as young children. The man dressed as a bear and the dwarf terrified me and the fish at the waterfall made me very uneasy. The very nature of the theatrical effects and make-up was what I found disconcerting as a 7 or 8 year old. I watched it in a local cinema as an adult and thought that my demons had been exorcised but recently I saw a TV programme which featured a "mechanical" fish and my childhood trauma came flooding back instantly ! No film however violent or scary has ever had this kind of effect on me before or since, but please don't let me put you off from watching The Singing Ringing Tree !!


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