Snow White (1987)

PG  |   |  Family, Fantasy, Musical  |  1989 (USA)
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Dame Diana Rigg (TV's "The Avengers"), Billy Barty ("Willow") and Sarah Patterson ("The Company of Wolves") as Snow White star in this feature-length, live-action, musical version of the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Biddy (as Mike Edmunds)
Gary Friedkin ...
Tony Cooper ...
Douglas Sheldon ...
Dorit Adi ...
James Ian Wright ...
Chana Eden ...
1st Lady in Waiting
Angela Levinson ...
2nd Lady in Waiting


A prince, seeking the greatest treasure, stumbles upon seven little men guarding a coffin. They tell him the story of Snow White, a beautiful princess who was forced to run away from home after her jealous stepmother tried to have her killed. When she realizes that the girl is still alive and living with the dwarfs, she sets out to destroy her only rival once and for all. Written by Max Vaughn/Reid Taylor

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The beloved fairy tale that will awaken your dreams. See more »


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Cannon Movie Tales: Snow White  »

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Part of the "Cannon Movie Tales" series, nine feature films based on classic fairy tales that were produced by Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus for the Cannon Group in the mid '80s. All of the films featured well-known actors from the U.S. and U.K. and were shot on-location in Israel. Although the series was originally conceived as a whopping sixteen films, production stopped at nine when Rumpelstiltskin (1987) flopped at the box-office and the remaining films were sent directly to video. Despite their commercial failure, the Movie Tales garnered a cult following after the Disney Channel began airing them as "Storybook Cinema" in 1988. See more »


When Snow White begins walking through the forest after being spared by the huntsman, she is seen wearing a ribbon in her hair. In one shot, it is seen falling out, and in the next it re-appears. See more »


Snow White as a child: I just wanted to look.
Magic Mirror Head: Well... look!
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Daddy's Knee
Performed by Nicola Stapleton & Douglas Sheldon (I)'
Music by Arik Rudich
Lyrics by Michael Berz
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marvelous version!
6 January 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This story most closely depicts the origional Grimm Farie Tale as we know it. It has the apple, the corsett, and the comb! It has the seven little men, it has snow white, it has the hunter, it has the father... it's only missing one SINGLE tiny thing... the fact that Snow White's MOTHER, and not her STEP mother, is the one that wanted her dead. Then again, that's EVERY version that I've ever seen... unless the Disney version was the right way there. Don't remember. Anyhow, my favorite part of the movie is "Billy Barty". He is in SO MANY of my movies, I can pick out his voice like THAT. *Snaps*. Sure, he's only one of 7 adorable men, but still... and a couple of the songs are so precious. Not the absolutely best of the Cannon Films, but one of my long time favs.

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