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Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  29 December 1961 (Finland)
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An ice-skating Snow White finds refuge from the Wicked Queen with the Three Stooges.

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Complete credited cast:
Carol Heiss ...
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Prince Charming / Quatro
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Queen / Witch / Gypsy Matilda
Joe DeRita ...
Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
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Larry (as The Three Stooges)
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Moe (as The Three Stooges)
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Count Oga
Michael David ...
Rolf
Buddy Baer ...
Hordred
Edgar Barrier ...
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Based on the classic fairy tale, Larry, Moe, and Curly Joe (the Three Stooges) substitute for the Seven Dwarfs while the princess Snow White (Olympic figure skating champion Carol Heiss) is forced to flee from her jealous stepmother, the queen (Patricia Medina), who takes drastic steps to insure that Snow White never gains the throne. Written by phillindholm

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29 December 1961 (Finland)  »

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Snow White and the Three Clowns  »

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Patricia Medina and Carol Heiss reportedly did not get on in real life with Heiss doing her utmost to get Medina fired. See more »

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When Snow White escapes to the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, she is scared by the animals in the forest. One of them is a puma, an animal from America. See more »

Quotes

Moe: [to the Prince] You're better than we ever were.
Curly-Joe: Yeah, but he cheats... he's got brains!
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References King Solomon's Mines (1950) See more »

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Once in a Million Years
Music and Lyrics by Earl K. Brent
Performed by Carol Heiss, Chuck Lacy and Lisa Mitchell
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A Fairy Tale first; a 3 Stooges film a distant number 2
26 February 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It would seem that I agree with about half of the other reviewers of this film. It HAS been unfairly blasted by Stooges fans because the emphasis is on the fantasy and not on the slapstick humour of the much-beloved trio. Personally, although I enjoyed their antics as a child, I was never a fan of the Stooges and would never put them in the same class as Abbott and Costello, for example. Nevertheless, they prove in this film that they are not bad actors at all. The sets and opulent costumes boost this film considerably, as do the presence of the very dark, traditional elements of European folklore, and I think this movie would have been a GREAT fantasy film if there had been seven dwarfs in it! I would agree that Carol Heiss is not a very good actress, but the character of Snow White does not call for the use of great thespian skills. I think that Patricia Medina makes this movie: she is gorgeous and exudes delicious villainy as the Queen/Witch. She was the major draw for me when I watched this film as a child. Guy Rolfe, as Count Oga, is also very effective, and the siege on the castle well-mounted. Fantasy film fans are bound to like this better than Stooges fans.


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