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The Blue Bird (1976)

A pair of peasant children, Mytyl ( Patsy Kensit ) and her brother Tyltyl ( Todd Lookinland ), are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness (Nedezhda Pavlova) by the ... See full summary »

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Maurice Maeterlinck (play), Hugh Whitemore (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Mother / Witch / Light / Maternal Love
Jane Fonda ... The Night
Cicely Tyson ... Tylette
Ava Gardner ... Luxury
Todd Lookinland ... Tyltyl
Patsy Kensit ... Mytyl
Will Geer ... Grandfather
Mona Washbourne ... Grandmother
Robert Morley ... Father Time
Harry Andrews ... Oak
George Cole George Cole ... Tylo
Richard Pearson ... Bread
Steven Warner ... Children of the Future
Monique Potter Monique Potter ... Children of the Future (as Monique Kaufman)
Russell Lewis Russell Lewis ... Children of the Future
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Storyline

A pair of peasant children, Mytyl ( Patsy Kensit ) and her brother Tyltyl ( Todd Lookinland ), are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness (Nedezhda Pavlova) by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by the humanized presences of a Dog, a Cat, Light, Fire (Yevgeni Shcherbakov), Bread (Richard Pearson), and other entities. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

A cavalcade of magic. A carnival of fun. The Blue Bird is magic for everyone.


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The American and Russian composers argued over the direction the score should take. See more »

Quotes

Tylette: I love you both as much as you deserve.
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original and fantastic
3 January 2006 | by hannahschmitzSee all my reviews

I love this film and it is my favourite film of all time. I think the cast, costumes and music are all original and brilliant. I cannot fault this film.It was introduced to me as a young child by my grandmother and I'm now 25 and i still enjoy watching it.This film makes me happy, i am an artist and have been so inspired by this movie. My grandmother prefers the b&w version - with Shirley Temple. I love this version, it contains some of the worlds most beautiful women: Elizabeth Taylor and Ava Gardener.It's true that this film is a little quirky and has some surreal scenes, but this only adds to the genius of it. I only wish that i had created this film, it's totally artistic and creative. A beautiful masterpiece.


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Country:

Soviet Union | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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