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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')
Karlheinz Böhm ...
Jacob Grimm (as Karl Boehm)
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Dorothea Grimm
Walter Slezak ...
Stossel
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Greta Heinrich
Oskar Homolka ...
The Duke (as Oscar Homolka)
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Martita Hunt ...
Anna Richter (Story Teller)
Betty Garde ...
Miss Bettenhausen
Bryan Russell ...
Freidrich Grimm
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Gruber
Tammy Marihugh ...
Pauline Grimm
Cheerio Meredith ...
Mrs. Von Dittersdorf
Walter Rilla ...
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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The First Dramatic Film in Fabulous CINERAMA 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

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

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

The King: I have discovered a new musical instrument which I thought might amuse you.
Ludwig: As ruler of half your kingdom, I think it my duty to tell you that I simply loathe music.
The King: [Pointedly] 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...
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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 Cinerama Adventure (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancing Princess
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
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Still sticks in my memory
23 July 2003 | by (Auckland,New Zealand) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid I would have travelled to the moon if necessary to see anything in Cinerama and this film was no different. I have not seen it since '62 or '63 but I can still recall its magic. If I dug hard enough in old trunks I might even find its 'programme'. Amazing how blockbusters and special format pics always seemed to have accompanying booklets...or they did here in NZ at least.

If I was to view this now in some small screen format it might indeed seem corny and clumsy and dull but let me say that in three eye cinerama it was a sumptuous feast for a ten or so year old and I reckon if I was to see it again in those circumstances I would still be spellbound. How could one not be when senses are in sensory overload?

Years later I got to visit the real Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria. I recall it being a bit of a a disappointment compared to the sequences where it featured in this film. Long live Cinerama!


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