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Once Upon a Time (1973)

Maria d'Oro und Bello Blue (original title)
"Once Upon a Time" is a mix of the fairy tales Mother Holle and Cinderella. Maria, Bello, and Mr. Bottle are quite happy. However, life changes when a wandering con artist tricks Mr. Bottle... See full summary »

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Rolf Kauka

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ursula Heyer ... Mary-Lou (voice)
Martin Hirthe Martin Hirthe ... Der König (voice)
Tilly Lauenstein Tilly Lauenstein ... Stiefmutter Pulle (voice)
Arnold Marquis ... Herr Pulle (voice)
Uwe Paulsen Uwe Paulsen ... Der Prinz (voice)
Jochen Schröder Jochen Schröder ... Erzähler (voice)
Hans Schwarz Jr. Hans Schwarz Jr. ... Schüttel Dich Baum (voice)
Wolfgang Spier Wolfgang Spier ... Meister Pfriem (voice)
Eva-Maria Werth Eva-Maria Werth ... Maria (voice)
Harry Wüstenhagen ... Notar (voice)
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"Once Upon a Time" is a mix of the fairy tales Mother Holle and Cinderella. Maria, Bello, and Mr. Bottle are quite happy. However, life changes when a wandering con artist tricks Mr. Bottle into marrying her. Mary has a new stepmother and stepsister, Mary Lou. Meeting a hunter in the woods, Maria falls in love and is given a garnet stone. She awaits being reunited with him. Meanwhile, Mary Lou and her mother hatch a plan to marry the Prince, whom search for a girl with a garnet necklace. The Prince, Mary Lou realizes, was the hunter they had met in the woods and had given Maria the necklace she had tossed down a well. Maria is tricked into retrieving her stone, both girls fall into the well, and they embark on a journey to find Mrs. Holly - the one whom holds the garnet stone and the way home.

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Country:

West Germany | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

12 December 1973 (West Germany) See more »

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Mono

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Color
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My favorite movie!
11 October 2002 | by herbgirlSee all my reviews

This was my favorite movie growing up, and I would love to see it again. Even though I cannot speak German, I am very tempted to buy the VHS tape in German (Der Zauberstein). There is still a line from this movie that my family quotes to each other when we do something exceptionally dumb ("The stone is not right, the girl is not bright.") I hope that one day I can share this movie with my children.


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