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Hansel and Gretel (1954)

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An "electronic puppet" version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck's music.

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Anna Russell ...
Rosina Rubylips, the Witch (voice)
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Mother (voice)
Frank Rogier ...
Father (voice)
Constance Brigham ...
Hansel / Gretel (voice)
Helen Boatwright ...
Dew Fairy (voice) (as Helen Boatright)
Delbert Anderson ...
Sandman (voice)
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With brilliant imagination and technical wizardry, this 1954 feature film used stop-action animation, and hand-sculpted dolls and sets to create a fantasy land of unearthly beauty. Set to Engelbert Humperdinck's classic 1892 opera, sung by some of the most acclaimed performers of the 1950's, this recording was nominated for a Grammy Award. This may be the definative production of one of the greatest fairy tales ever told, and it is now on DVD. Written by VIEW Video

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24 December 1954 (USA)  »

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Hansel and Gretel: An Opera Fantasy  »

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Martin Munkasci, the director of photography, was a well-known fashion still photographer. See more »

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Version of Hansel e Gretel (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Children's Prayer
Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
English Lyrics by Padraic Colum
Sung by Constance Brigham (as both Hansel and Gretel)
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Its hard to find this movie. It was an import (from Eastern Europe somewhere) but you'd never know it from the care in dubbing. It's the opera, but trimmed to essentials and clearly aimed at children. I was absolutely enchanted by it as a youngster, less enthralled to see it as an adult. But then TV prints left a lot to be desired. It was a lovely looking movie. The record was available on LP for ages. Pity young people can't get to know this charming stop-motion film.


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