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Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961)

An ice-skating Snow White finds refuge from the Wicked Queen with the Three Stooges.

Directors:

Walter Lang, Frank Tashlin (uncredited)

Writers:

Noel Langley (screenplay), Elwood Ullman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carol Heiss ... Snow White
Edson Stroll ... Prince Charming / Quatro
Patricia Medina ... Queen / Witch / Gypsy Matilda
Joe DeRita ... Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as The Three Stooges)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as The Three Stooges)
Guy Rolfe ... Count Oga
Michael David Michael David ... Rolf
Buddy Baer ... Hordred
Edgar Barrier ... King Augustus
Peter Coe ... Captain
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Storyline

Based on the classic fairy tale, Larry, Moe, and Curly Joe (the Three Stooges) substitute for the Seven Dwarfs while the princess Snow White (Olympic figure skating champion Carol Heiss) is forced to flee from her jealous stepmother, the queen (Patricia Medina), who takes drastic steps to insure that Snow White never gains the throne. Written by phillindholm

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What sheer enchantment and delight for everyone -- everywhere! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Perennial "voice ghost" Bill Lee dubbed the Prince's (Edson Stroll) singing voice. See more »

Goofs

When the transformed-into-a-witch Queen flies out of the window, the wire used to lift her off the ground and out through the window is visible. See more »

Quotes

Moe: At ease, young man.
Larry: Salutations.
Curly-Joe: Ad infinitum.
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Connections

References King Solomon's Mines (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

I Said It Then, I Say It Now
Music and Lyrics by Harry Harris
Performed by Carol Heiss and Edson Stroll (dubbed by Bill Lee (uncredited))
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User Reviews

 
Not bad, a certain fairy-tale charm but odd vehicle for The Three Stooges...
29 September 2006 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

I suppose The Three Stooges were getting a little fatigued by the time they did their work in SNOW WHITE AND THE THREE STOOGES because they're less exuberant than usual, in fact you might even say their slapstick is much more restrained. But this is good because Fox never intended this to be a showcase for them--rather, it introduces Olympic Skating Champion Carol Heiss and features Edson Stroll doing a nice job as Prince Charming.

Walter Lang did the directing and he's given an A budget on which a lot was obviously spent on costumes and settings, so from a strictly pictorial viewpoint the film is pleasant to look at in stunning technicolor. Gorgeous PATRICIA MEDINA has fun with her role as the wicked Queen who disguises herself as an old hag.

Just to make sure Miss Heiss' ice-skating is not totally ignored, they've given her two big production numbers and both of them are skillfully filmed and performed in winter wonderland type of settings.

Fans of The Stooges may be disappointed, but actually this is not a bad re-telling of the fantasy using a totally different approach. The four songs are rather unmemorable but this is merely a pleasant enough diversion for young folks.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1961 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Snow White and the Three Stooges See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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