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The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood (1965)

Not Rated | | Musical | TV Movie 28 November 1965
This revisionist fairy tale is told from the Wolf's point of view. He was minding his business when along came this precocious little girl, Red Riding Hood. "And the nerve of that cowardly ... See full summary »


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Robert Emmett




Credited cast:
Liza Minnelli ... Little Red Riding Hood
Cyril Ritchard ... Big Bad Wolf
Vic Damone ... Woodsman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Burdon ... Head Of The Wolf Pack
Chas Chandler ... Wolf
Marlene Dell Marlene Dell ... Mouse
Bette Henritze Bette Henritze ... Mother
Mort Marshall ... Skunk
Dave Rowberry ... Wolf
John Steele ... Wolf
Hilton Valentine ... Wolf


This revisionist fairy tale is told from the Wolf's point of view. He was minding his business when along came this precocious little girl, Red Riding Hood. "And the nerve of that cowardly woodsman, daring to hint that I was attacking her", the wolf cries. Naturally, the animals of the forest do not believe him. Written by <rhfarb@yahoo.com>

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When the Wolf tells Red Riding Hood that "people who give presents to each other are the luckiest people in the world" this is a sly reference to the hit 1960s song "People" which was introduced by Barbra Streisand in the Broadway musical "Funny Girl," the songs for which were written by Robert Merril and Jule Styne who also wrote the songs for "Dangerous Christmas." See more »


Written by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill
Performed by Cyril Ritchard, Eric Burdon, John Weider, Alan Price,
Danny McCulloch and Barry Jenkins
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Why is this Christmas special not out on DVD??
14 October 2005 | by schristfeldSee all my reviews

I would be in heaven if someone would release this 1965 ABC TV special " The Dangerious Christmas of Red Riddinghood" on DVD. This is worthy of a DVD reissue. Christmas special on DVD. I hope I'm not 90 by the time SOMEONE decides to release this JEWEL on DVD Given that this was a score by Broadway Greats Jule Styne and Bob Merril and with an equally stealer cast in Liza Minnelli and Cyril Ritchard, and Vic Damone, you just can't go wrong. Eevry time about this year, I wish WISH WISH that this TV special would come out. We can only continue to PRAY. Originally the ABC TV network released this on November 28 1965. The special got glowing reviews in TV guide and the New York Times. Jule Styne was at his PEAK having just finished doing "Funny Girl" also with Bob Merrill as well. UPDATE: On October 30, 2007, the above title was FINALLY released on DVD ( YIIIPPPPEEEEE ). Fans of this Christmas classic REJOICE !( PLEASE SEE BELOW UPDATE ).

UPDATE: "The Dangerous Christmas Of Red Riddinghood" was released on DVD October 30, 2007. The DVD also includes the TV soundtrack released originally on abc records in 1965. The film print is not very good but at leaset it's on DVD now.

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Release Date:

28 November 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood or Oh Wolf, Poor Wolf! See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Eritas Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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