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Das singende, klingende Bäumchen (1957)

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:... See full summary »

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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 Christel Bodenstein ... Die hochmütige Prinzessin / Arrogant Princess
Charles Hans Vogt Charles Hans Vogt ... Der greise König / Aged King (as Charles H. Vogt)
Eckart Dux 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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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

In 2002, BBC broadcast a radio-program about the film and its reception in the United Kingdom. The program is still available on the BBC website. See more »

Quotes

Der schöne Prinz: Who are you?
Der böse Zwerg: I am the ruler of this kingdom into which you foced your way. You are my prisoner!
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Aesthetic Pantomime
12 March 2003 | by AberlassSee all my reviews

The essence of childhood. All moral codes, conduct and courtesy as standard. Language no barrier the visual story is timeless. A must for all children. The German version of 'Beauty & the Beast' (a French tale).

As a small child I saw the broken up dubbed version in the late 1970's over a 5 day period on BBC tv. It cast a spell, which I never ever forgot and spent my life searching for. Now in my early 30's I tracked down a subtitled copy of the 1957 71ms film. Not what I remembered, but far more beautiful and artistically adventurous than I could have appreciated as a child.

As an adult the hard hitting message is obvious, as are the lack of special effects, so this film's use of theatrical staging (scale models) is slightly overt in modern context. This film is perfect for young children who are not yet desensitized by modern graphics, yet can still be touched by moral lessons. Nostalgic adults will love this film, but anyone who has never experienced 50's, 60's European Fantasy cinema will find this film too primitive.

This film is a story book come to life. Be it Hans Christian Anderson or the Brothers Grimm, it is pure 50's Technicolor magic. Very moral and sound, yet beautiful to look at time and time again forever. Moving Art.

It may not live up to my childhood memory of it, but I am so glad to have found the tape, purely because it is such a superior piece of film making that I know I will enjoy watching it over and over again. So much art in it to appreciate. In my extensive movie collection I have no other film that is Directed, Produced & shot quite like it. It is a valuable asset to the film collector. I fully intend to acquire other films in the 'Tales From Europe' series, as I detect that they are highly collectible. This is a big tip! Enjoy! :)


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