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The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories...

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Cast

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Wilhelm Grimm / The Cobbler ('The Cobbler and the Elves')
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Jacob Grimm (as Karl Boehm)
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Dorothea Grimm
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Stossel
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Greta Heinrich
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The Duke (as Oscar Homolka)
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Anna Richter (Story Teller)
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Miss Bettenhausen
Bryan Russell ...
Freidrich Grimm
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Gruber
Tammy Marihugh ...
Pauline Grimm
Cheerio Meredith ...
Mrs. Von Dittersdorf
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Priest
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Storyline

The fictionalized lives of the story-telling Grimm brothers are brought to life in this all-star fantasy film. In the early nineteenth century, the brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are commissioned to write a family history for a local Duke. Reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess", "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone". Written by alfiehitchie

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21 August 1963 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

El maravilloso mundo de los hermanos Grimm  »

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| (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.59 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Turner Classic Movies now shows the full-length version of this film, having added the short prologue, plus Overture, Intermission with Entr'Acte and Exit Music that were not included on the VHS or laserdisc. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the princess is leaving the castle to dance , it clearly begins during the night, but when she steps outside and walks to the carriage it is daytime, and when she arrives at her destination, it is yet again night. See more »

Quotes

Wilhelm Grimm: [final line] Once upon a time
[pause]
Wilhelm Grimm: there were two brothers!
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Crazy Credits

At the end, the credits simply say: "And they lived happily ever after". There is no "The End" credit or "Cast of Characters". See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinerama Adventure (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Singing Bone
Music by Bob Merrill
Words by Charles Beaumont
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Fun romp in stunning Cinerama!
16 December 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

An enchanting faerie tale anthology film, couched in a biographical story that is somewhat less interesting than the stories themselves, which is perhaps inevitable. There are a lot of stars in a lot of stories -- Russ Tamblyn shows off some of the fantastic aerobic dancing he displayed in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers." If only they could have come up with a more worthy opponent for their lovely stop motion dragon than Buddy Hackett (who, on the flip side, makes for an unusual ghost).

The writing is good, and there are a lot of really fun scenes. The Cinerama process is used very effectively (wish I could have seen it on the big screen).


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