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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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The First Dramatic Film in Fabulous CINERAMA See more »


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Release Date:

21 August 1963 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

El maravilloso mundo de los hermanos Grimm  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$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

THE DANCING PRINCESS is set during a rather fancifully depicted Middle Ages. However, the royal palace in which she lives is the Castle of Neuschwanstein, which was not built until 1869-1892. See more »

Quotes

Wilhelm Grimm: [final line] Once upon a time
[pause]
Wilhelm Grimm: there were two brothers!
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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

Referenced in The Brothers Grimsby (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Ah-Oom
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
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a favorite movie as a child...
27 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

My parents took me to see this movie when it first came out. I was 12. My girlfriend went with our family and she was Mennonite. She didn't have a TV and never went to movies. But her family let her go with us. We were mesmerized by the fantastic stories and the music was excellent. It was action packed and it used a new process called Cinerama, so it felt like you were really there. It stands out in my mind as a wonderful memory. I am now a Grandma and want my 6 year old Granddaughter to see it. I can't imagine the new one being this good. Even though I love Terry Gilliam, it sounds like he has changed the core story and added the latest cutting edge special effects. There is something to be said for 'less is more.'


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