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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
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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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2.59 : 1
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Trivia

Producer George Pal originally wanted Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness to play the Brothers Grimm, but MGM vetoed the idea. See more »

Goofs

Automobile visible driving in the distance when the brothers are walking along the street. See more »

Quotes

Hans: Don't you worry, sir. I'll be just as good a master to you as you were to me.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Last Days of Cinerama (2012) See more »

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Christmas Land
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
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Long overdue for DVD release
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While it's been encouraging to see a number of George Pal's sci-fi and fantasy classics finally come to DVD, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM is one of many still waiting to debut in the digital format (along with HOUDINI, ATLANTIS: THE LOST CONTINENT, a complete PUPPETOONS collection, etc..) With Terry Gilliam's new THE BROTHERS GRIMM film in theaters, it would seem like the timing would be perfect for such a release.

Although available on VHS for some time, the tape doesn't do the film justice. GRIMM was shot using the three camera/three projector Cinarama process. With cast and crew members such as Russ Tamblyn (who provided commentary for Pal's TOM THUMB DVD) and stop-motion animator Jim Danforth still around, it would be nice to see Pal's fairy tale film get the deluxe DVD treatment, with the insight of surviving participants giving us a behind the scenes look at the making of the movie.


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