A one-hour version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, with a somewhat revised storyline reminiscent of "The Wizard of Oz".
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Released on DVD by the Warner Archive collection in 2009. Eddie Albert
's narration is included. See more
As he is speaking during the introductory host sequence, Eddie Albert
can quite obviously be seen glancing to the side occasionally to read the cue cards. See more
[from the videotaped introduction to the film
Now why would anybody write about a nutcracker? Well, nutcrackers nowadays are pretty plain affairs, but in the olden days, master craftsmen would outdo one another carving nutcrackers from wood or from metal.
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Franz Allers See more