A one-hour version of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, with a somewhat revised storyline reminiscent of "The Wizard of Oz".
Did You Know?
The Mouse King does not appear in this production, and neither do the Toy Soldiers or the dolls at the Christmas party. 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.
Version of The Nutcracker
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Franz Allers See more