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23 December 1967 (USA) See more »
Shot entirely on a high school stage, a group of storybook characters emerge from the book of Mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Herschell Gordon Lewis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roy Flubrer  story
Eve Weiher 

Produced by
J. Edwin Baker .... executive producer
Irving D. Reinhart .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Aman 
Terry Smith 
Cinematography by
Herschell Gordon Lewis 
Film Editing by
Robert Flaxman 
Makeup Department
Allison Louise Downe .... makeup artist (as Louise Downe)
Leonard Paccitti Jr. .... hair stylist
Production Management
Robert Flaxman .... production supervisor
Don Logay .... unit manager
Sound Department
Harry Stone .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Collodi .... camera operator
William R. Johnson .... camera operator (as William Johnson)
Robert Vey .... lighting technician
Other crew
Steven J. Conners .... production coordinator
G. William Shallop .... title designer (as William Shallop)

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59 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mention of Casper the Ghost was electronically altered to avoid lawsuits from the copyright holder.See more »
[first lines]
Old King Cole:Ha, ha! I did it! I finally did it! I finally got out of that book! I finally got away from Mother Goose! And today is going to be mighty fun! Today we're going to have a party!
Old King Cole:Old King Cole was a merry old soul/and a merry old soul was he.
[stops singing]
Old King Cole:Now that I'm out here... I'm out here all alone. There's nobody to play with!
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
For fans of hardcore strangeness, 3 February 2000
Author: rufasff from Los Angeles Ca

In 1967, gore/horror schlockmesister Hershall Gordon Lewis filmed a kid's stage show and tried to pass it off as a kiddie movie. One wonders if he made a buck off this thing, but you can't help thinking, looking at these hapless actors, that they could have been off protesting the war or listening to Blonde On Blonde.

Anyway, the stage show is totally absurd and uncinematic. The Actor playing King Cole does a manfull job of trying to hold the whole thing together, basicly ad-libbing much of his part as Merlin the Magician performs tricks using Mother Goose Characters with little motivation. The most striking thing here is the film's similarity to Lewis's nutball "The Wizard Of Gore". Call this "Wizard Of Gore Lite."

It's a terrible but one of a kind movie. At some point Christmas tie in inserts were included and the name was changed to "Santa Visits The Magic Land Of Mother Goose." This is what the Something Weird Video Version calls the film on the box, but it's version does not have the inserts. They make up for it by having a great selection of horrible kiddie movie trailers

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