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Gulliver's Travels (1939)

A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited) | 10 more credits »

Writers:

Jonathan Swift (based on immortal tale), Edmond Seward (story adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jessica Dragonette ... Princess Glory (singing voice)
Lanny Ross ... Prince David (singing voice)
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Storyline

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally minuscule rival, Blefuscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby. A life-threatening situation develops when the bumbling trio of Blefuscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver's pistol. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gulliver's Travels See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1699. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gabby: [singing] All's well, what's a rainy day? / Never mind that cloud, behind that cloud you'll find a golden ray.
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Alternate Versions

The newly restored version omits Gaby the Town Crier's entire first sequence where he first encounters Gulliver on the beach, including the song "All's Well". See more »

Connections

Spin-off Fire Cheese (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Faithful/Forever
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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User Reviews

Just as marvelous today.
9 December 2004 | by Unbreakable27See all my reviews

My mother broght this for me on VHS when I was around six or seven years old.

I watched it so much I wore the tape out.

While shopping in the grocery store last week I happened upon this classic on DVD. I thought this would be a great way to let my children watch something that I used to watch as a tyke.

They loved it.

And I even at 27 years old found myself watching it with the same enthusiasm as I did when I was but a mere pup.

beatufil animation even in the computer age.

Rivals anything done today.


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