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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Snow White
... Prince Charming / Quatro
... Queen / Witch / Gypsy Matilda
... Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
... Larry (as The Three Stooges)
... Moe (as The Three Stooges)
... Count Oga
Michael David ... Rolf
... Hordred
... King Augustus
... 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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Rollicking Fun For Everyone! See more »


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22 December 1961 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Snow White and the Three Clowns  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Carol Heiss had won the Olympic gold for skating the year before. The film was designed as a showcase for her talents, hence the frequent interruptions in the plot for skating sequences. See more »

Goofs

As two of the men are carrying the unconscious body of Prince Charming out of the castle, the Prince's hand is shown holding onto the shoulder of one of the men to keep from slipping. See more »

Quotes

Queen: [to Count Oga] You needn't make it sound as if I enjoy annihilating children. I only do it when it's... unavoidable.
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References King Solomon's Mines (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Because I'm in Love
Music and Lyrics by Harry Barris
Performed by Edson Stroll and Mel Blanc
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A Fairy Tale first; a 3 Stooges film a distant number 2
26 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

It would seem that I agree with about half of the other reviewers of this film. It HAS been unfairly blasted by Stooges fans because the emphasis is on the fantasy and not on the slapstick humour of the much-beloved trio. Personally, although I enjoyed their antics as a child, I was never a fan of the Stooges and would never put them in the same class as Abbott and Costello, for example. Nevertheless, they prove in this film that they are not bad actors at all. The sets and opulent costumes boost this film considerably, as do the presence of the very dark, traditional elements of European folklore, and I think this movie would have been a GREAT fantasy film if there had been seven dwarfs in it! I would agree that Carol Heiss is not a very good actress, but the character of Snow White does not call for the use of great thespian skills. I think that Patricia Medina makes this movie: she is gorgeous and exudes delicious villainy as the Queen/Witch. She was the major draw for me when I watched this film as a child. Guy Rolfe, as Count Oga, is also very effective, and the siege on the castle well-mounted. Fantasy film fans are bound to like this better than Stooges fans.


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