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Director:
Writers:
Adelheid Wette (original play)
Padraic Colum (adaptation)
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Release Date:
24 December 1954 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
An opera fantasy See more »
Plot:
An "electronic puppet" version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck's music. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Anna Russell ... Rosina Rubylips - the Witch (voice)

Mildred Dunnock ... Mother (voice)
Frank Rogier ... Father (voice)
Delbert Anderson ... Sandman (voice)
Helen Boatwright ... Dew Fairy (voice) (as Helen Boatright)
Apollo Boys' Choir ... Angels / Children
Constance Brigham ... Hansel / Gretel (voice)

Directed by
John Paul 
 
Writing credits
Adelheid Wette (original play)

Padraic Colum (adaptation for the screen)

Produced by
Michael Myerberg .... producer
 
Non-Original Music by
Engelbert Humperdinck (from opera "Hansel und Gretel")
 
Cinematography by
Martin Munkacsi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James F. Barclay 
 
Set Decoration by
Evalds Dajevskis 
 
Costume Design by
Ida Vendicktow 
 
Art Department
James Summers .... puppet sculptor
 
Animation Department
Sky Highchief .... animator
Joe Horstman .... animator
Inez Hortstman .... animator
Kermit Love .... animator
Hobart Rosen .... animator
Don Sahlin .... animator
Teddy Shepard .... animator
 
Music Department
Franz Allers .... conductor
 
Other crew
Michael Myerberg .... presenter
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hansel and Gretel: An Opera Fantasy" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
72 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
Martin Munkacsi, the director of photography, was a well-known fashion still photographer.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Hänsel und Gretel (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Children's PrayerSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Movie in limbo, 30 June 2000
Author: Norman-3

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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