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
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
I have discovered a new musical instrument which I thought might amuse you.
As ruler of half your kingdom, I think it my duty to tell you that I simply loathe music.
As ruler of the other half, I suspect that you may change your mind. Shepherd, would you play us a tune?
Voice of Flute
[the Shepherd plays and this song is heard
O King, pray listen to my tale./ I sleep beneath the tree./ My master Ludwig raised his sword/ And drove it into me./ I'll never walk the earth again/ Or hear a bird or plant...