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The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories...

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wilhelm Grimm / The Cobbler ('The Cobbler and the Elves')
... Jacob Grimm (as Karl Boehm)
... Dorothea Grimm
... Stossel
... Greta Heinrich
... The Duke (as Oscar Homolka)
... Rumpelstiltskin
... Anna Richter (Story Teller)
... Miss Bettenhausen
... Freidrich Grimm
... Gruber
Tammy Marihugh ... Pauline Grimm
Cheerio Meredith ... Mrs. Von Dittersdorf
... Priest
... The Princess ('The Dancing Princess')
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Storyline

The fictionalized lives of the story-telling Grimm brothers are brought to life in this all-star fantasy film. In the early nineteenth century, the brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are commissioned to write a family history for a local Duke. Reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess", "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone". Written by alfiehitchie

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Now Cinerama Tells a Story! See more »


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21 August 1963 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

El maravilloso mundo de los hermanos Grimm  »

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$14,170,000
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| (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.59 : 1
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Trivia

The second major motion picture filmed in 3-camera Cinerama, although it was released before the first, How the West Was Won (1962). See more »

Goofs

Automobile visible driving in the distance when the brothers are walking along the street. See more »

Quotes

Jacob Grimm: It's an outrage. In my speech, I'm going to tell them...
Wilhelm Grimm: [cutting him off] Jacob. Just tell them...
[pause]
Wilhelm Grimm: Just tell them I'm your brother.
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Crazy Credits

At the end, the credits simply say: "And they lived happily ever after". There is no "The End" credit or "Cast of Characters". See more »

Connections

References Tom Thumb (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Christmas Land
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
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Still sticks in my memory
23 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

When I was a kid I would have travelled to the moon if necessary to see anything in Cinerama and this film was no different. I have not seen it since '62 or '63 but I can still recall its magic. If I dug hard enough in old trunks I might even find its 'programme'. Amazing how blockbusters and special format pics always seemed to have accompanying booklets...or they did here in NZ at least.

If I was to view this now in some small screen format it might indeed seem corny and clumsy and dull but let me say that in three eye cinerama it was a sumptuous feast for a ten or so year old and I reckon if I was to see it again in those circumstances I would still be spellbound. How could one not be when senses are in sensory overload?

Years later I got to visit the real Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria. I recall it being a bit of a a disappointment compared to the sequences where it featured in this film. Long live Cinerama!


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