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The Goose Girl (1957)

Die Gänsemagd (original title)
A beautiful princess is betrothed to the prince of a neighboring kingdom, and when the time comes, she sets out with a small entourage to wed him. She is given a magic handkerchief by her ... See full summary »

Director:

Fritz Genschow

Writers:

Fritz Genschow, Jacob Grimm (story "Die Gänsemagd") (as Jakob Grimm) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Rita-Maria Nowotny Rita-Maria Nowotny ... Prinzessin Rosemargret
Renée Stobrawa Renée Stobrawa ... Königin-Mutter
Renate Fischer Renate Fischer ... Malice - Kammermädchen
Günter Hertel ... Prinz Friedbert
Alexander Welbat Alexander Welbat ... Hinz - Reitbursche
Wolfgang Draeger ... Kunz - Reitbursche
Fritz Genschow
Theodor Vogeler Theodor Vogeler
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Peter Hack Peter Hack
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A beautiful princess is betrothed to the prince of a neighboring kingdom, and when the time comes, she sets out with a small entourage to wed him. She is given a magic handkerchief by her mother, which she is told will protect her, along with a talking horse. Before she departs, her mother entrusts her to the care of her chambermaid, who promises to look after her. Unknown to the queen, however is the fact that the chambermaid desires the prince for herself, and has been concocting an evil plan to accomplish her ends. With the reluctant help of two bumbling servants, the chambermaid deprives the princess of the magic handkerchief, and tricks her into changing places with her, swearing her to secrecy. Once they arrive at the palace, the maid is taken for the princess, who becomes a goose girl. Written by phillindholm

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Family | Fantasy

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Fun, Magical Fairytale Adventure.
9 August 2005 | by phillindholmSee all my reviews

"The Goose Girl" is a live-action adaption of a lesser known Grimm fairy tale. Filmed in West Germany in 1957, it was imported to the U.S by Childhood Productions, then a thriving distribution company who made their mark re-dubbing and releasing foreign made fairy tale features to kiddie matinées. This is another of their best ones. A beautiful princess is betrothed to the prince of a neighboring kingdom, and when the time comes, she sets out with a small entourage to wed him. She is given a magic handkerchief by her mother, which she is told will protect her, along with a talking horse. Before she departs, her mother entrusts her to the care of her chambermaid, who promises to look after her. Unknown to the queen, however is the fact that the chambermaid desires the prince for herself, and has been concocting an evil plan to accomplish her ends. With the reluctant help of two bumbling servants, the chambermaid deprives the princess of the magic handkerchief, and tricks her into changing places with her, swearing her to secrecy. Once they arrive at the palace, the maid is taken for the princess, who becomes a goose girl. But, of course, the story does not end there... The production is beautifully atmospheric, the new music and songs written for the American release are lovely, as is the princess. A very satisfying fairy tale film, and one that deserves to be better known.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Never Never Princess See more »

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Production Co:

Fritz Genschow Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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