Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
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A sinister witch steals the baby of a simple candle-maker and his wife. Determined to keep the daughter for herself, she locks her up in a tower all alone. Wonders and dangers occur when the girl meets a handsome prince.

Director:

Gilbert Cates

Writer:

David Wyles (as J. David Wyles)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jeff Bridges ... Claude / Prince
Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host / Marie / Rapunzel
Gena Rowlands ... Witch
Roddy McDowall ... Narrator
Phil Fondacaro ... Munchkin
Sal Fondacaro Sal Fondacaro ... Munchkin
George Rossitto George Rossitto ... Munchkin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
G. Cates G. Cates ... Pierrot (voice)
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Storyline

A sinister witch steals the baby of a simple candle-maker and his wife. Determined to keep the daughter for herself, she locks her up in a tower all alone. Wonders and dangers occur when the girl meets a handsome prince.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1983 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Very nearly 50% of the plot revolves not around the titular Rapunzel - but rather around Rapunzel's hapless parents. It is much more of an "origin story" than many other renditions. See more »

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Version of Rapunzel, Rapunzel (1979) See more »

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24 December 2018 | by popculturethoughtsSee all my reviews

Easily the best episode of Shelley Duvall's beloved 1980s children's program I've seen so far, "Rapunzel" shows significant storytelling and narrative growth since the first two episodes, as charming as those two were. Here, the episode is blessed with Roddy McDowall's smooth narration not to mention the funny, charming writing he's given, while the trio of leads (Duvall, Gena Rowlands and Jeff Bridges) are genuinely compelling. Rowlands, in particular, is remarkable: She tears into it like nothing could be more fun and walks away with every scene she's in.


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