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23 December 1967 (USA) See more »
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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
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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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Mention of Casper the Ghost was electronically altered to avoid lawsuits from the copyright holder.See more »
Quotes:
[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!
[sing-song]
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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I'd Debate the Magic Land Part, 9 August 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The Magic Land of Mother Goose (1967)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

From nudies to gore to children movies? Herschell Gordon Lewis will always be remembered for his films like TWO THOUSAND MANIACS and COLOR ME BLOOD RED but he also made a couple children movies including this one. This was apparently shot on a high school stage where various Mother Goose tales come to life. The characters that make an appearance include Merlin, Old King Cole, the Wicked Witch, Prince Charming and a very, very creepy Rag Doll.

THE MAGIC LAND OF MOTHER GOOSE probably would have worked better as a thirty minute show for television. Or, if it would have probably worked even better had I dropped a ton of acid and drank a few beers before watching it. The biggest problem with the film isn't its low-budget or the actual performances. It's just that none of it is all that interesting. Lewis keeps the camera back the majority of the time and everything is filmed in long takes. The lack of any real editing really kills the picture because it just makes the entire film look rather cheap and ugly. I'm sure some better editing could have made some of the jokes or magic tricks more interesting.

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