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 ... Self - 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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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Version of Rapunzel, Rapunzel (1979) See more »

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Too Drawn-Out
12 March 2017 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

For whatever reason, I vividly remember watching this FTT episode as a child. Unfortunately, watching it as an adult (with a younger sibling) did not live up to the billing.

The first half of the episode is so drawn out to be boring, while the second half is filled with cheesy dialogue and weird (often disturbing, for young children) special effects.

The main guest stars in this one are Jeff Bridges, Shelley Duvall, and Gina Rowlands.

Skip this installment and move along to better ones that indeed exists.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1983 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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