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"Faerie Tale Theatre" Sleeping Beauty (1983)

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Original Air Date:
7 July 1983 (Season 2, Episode 3)
A prince chases his destiny to an ancient castle in search of a cursed princess, thanks to the help of an informative lumberjack. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Beverly D'Angelo ... Henbane

Bernadette Peters ... Sleeping Beauty / Princess Debbie

Christopher Reeve ... Prince Charming / 'My Son, the Prince'

Rene Auberjonois ... King Boris

George Dzundza ... The Woodsman

Carol Kane ... The 'Good' Fairy

Sally Kellerman ... Queen Natasha / Queen Farrah

Richard Libertini ... King Murray

Ron Rifkin ... The Squire
Carol Smith ... Yellow Fairy
Maysie Hoy ... Red Fairy
Lynne Scott ... Purple Fairy
Gene Varrone ... Green Fairy
Lynn Tufeld ... Orange Fairy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Achorn ... Sleeping Guard #1 (uncredited)
Patrick DeSantis ... Ensemble (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jeremy Kagan  (as Jeremy Paul Kagan)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeffrey Alan Fiskin  writer
Charles Perrault  story

Produced by
Shelley Duvall .... executive producer
Fred Fuchs .... producer
Bridget Terry .... producer
Film Editing by
Marco Zappia 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark J. Levin .... lighting directer
Other crew
Stewart Duvall .... production staff

Series Crew
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Camera and Electrical Department
Michael J. Jacobs .... special still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katherine Dover .... key costumer

Additional Details

58 min | Argentina:45 min
Aspect Ratio:
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The visual style of the tale was based on the illustrations of Kay Nielsen.See more »
Sleeping Beauty:["My son, the Prince" has arrived to meet his future bride, Sleeping Beauty, who is preparing in her room] Oh, I do hope the Prince likes me for father's sake; it seems so important to him.
[Trumpets sound, she goes to the window to see the Prince's arrival]
Sleeping Beauty:He does seem well-formed.
"My son, the Prince":[the peasants welcome the Prince, throwing petals and confetti] Oh! Oh! Get off, maggots! They're such filthy little pests! My, my, my word!
[He kicks the crutch from under a peasant's arm]
King Murray:Are you all right? He apologizes, he apologizes. Mind your manners!
"My son, the Prince":I can't allow the rabble such familiarity. Where will it end?
King Murray:We're trying to make a good impression!
"My son, the Prince":What, upon this beastly lot of peasants? Don't be absurd.
King Murray:[Sees Sleeping Beauty at the window] Ah, she's watching!
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A Weak Effort, 12 March 2017
Author: zkonedog from United States

The hallmark of Faerie Tale Theatre has always been its innocence. In "Sleeping Beauty", there are just too many "adult" (i.e. sexual) innuendos to continue that innocence. Though the innuendos themselves are somewhat humorous (thanks to the acting of Christopher Reeve), they are still just out of place in this series.

Besides Reeve, Bernadette Peters and Beverly D'Angelo most primarily guest star.

This is an episode that can easily be skipped in your journey through this series.

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