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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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WONDERFUL THRILLS! ADVENTURE! ROMANCE! See more »


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Release Date:

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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2.59 : 1
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Trivia

Although Buddy Hackett sang in "The Music Man", he had what could be described as a "funny" singing voice which would have seemed out of place in the eerie "flute-playing" scenes of "The Singing Bone". So his singing was dubbed by Clinton Sundberg, the actor who played the Prime Minister in the film, and who rarely sang onscreen. Although Sundberg did not have a trained singing voice, it had the right gravitas for the somber fairy tale. See more »

Goofs

THE DANCING PRINCESS is set during a rather fancifully depicted Middle Ages. However, the royal palace in which she lives is the Castle of Neuschwanstein, which was not built until 1869-1892. See more »

Quotes

Children: [chanting over and over] We want a story! We want a story! We want a story! We want a story!
Jacob Grimm: [to Wilhelm] Just tell them I'm your brother.
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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

Referenced in The Brothers Grimsby (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas Land
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
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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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