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The Singing Ringing Tree (1957)

Das singende, klingende Bäumchen (original title)
A brave prince wants to win the heart of a stubborn princess by finding the singing, ringing tree for her.

Director:

Francesco Stefani

Writers:

Anne Geelhaar (scenario), Jacob Grimm (story) (as Brothers Grimm) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christel Bodenstein ... Die hochmütige Prinzessin / Arrogant Princess
Charles Hans Vogt Charles Hans Vogt ... Der greise König / Aged King (as Charles H. Vogt)
Eckart Dux ... Der schöne Prinz / Handsome Prince
Richard Krüger Richard Krüger ... Der böse Zwerg / Wicked Dwarf
Dorothea Thiesing Dorothea Thiesing ... Amme / Nurse
Günther Polensen Günther Polensen ... Schloßhauptmann / Captain of the Guard
Fredy Barten Fredy Barten ... Minister
Egon Vogel Egon Vogel ... Hauptmann / Zeremonienmeister
Paul Knopf Paul Knopf ... Wächter
Paul Pfingst Paul Pfingst ... Bauer
Friedrich Teitge Friedrich Teitge ... Gärtner
Maria Besendahl Maria Besendahl ... Kräuterweib (as Anna-Maria Besendahl)
Jürgen Jürgen ... Page
Norbert Norbert ... Page
Wolfgang Wolfgang ... Page
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Storyline

A brave prince wants to win the heart of a stubborn princess by finding the singing, ringing tree for her. He finally locates it in the magical realm of an evil dwarf who offers him a deal: he can keep the tree if it starts singing before sundown - which it will only do if the princess truly loves him. Otherwise, he will be turned into a bear. Reminiscent of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. Written by c.winter

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Details

Country:

East Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

13 December 1957 (East Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El tintineante arbolito cantante See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A segment of The Fast Show (1994), titled "The Singing Ringing Binging Plinging Tinging Plinking Plonking Boinging Tree" is a spoof of this film. See more »

Quotes

Die hochmütige Prinzessin: [speaking to the tree] If I truly love the prince... what about the bear? Dear little tree, tell me where the bear is. Is he a real bear... or is he - the prince?
[looks at the tree]
Die hochmütige Prinzessin: Then he is the prince!
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Featured in Großes Kino made in DDR (2016) See more »

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Hide behind the sofa when the dwarf appears
5 January 2003 | by mgbritSee all my reviews

This is as you remember watching it as a child. Lifelike, overtly coloured and full of magical splendor, terrifying nasties and surreal characters. In short, do not shy away from this opportunity to show a "Christmas Special" to your children in favour of the usual fare from Disney and co. Rather, pop a fresh batch of pop corn, get first dibs on the comfy chair and opt for what was arguably one of the highlights of East German children's programming.


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