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The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

The story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, and three of their stories...

Directors:

Henry Levin, George Pal

Writers:

David P. Harmon (screenplay), Charles Beaumont (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Harvey ... Wilhelm Grimm / The Cobbler ('The Cobbler and the Elves')
Karlheinz Böhm ... Jacob Grimm (as Karl Boehm)
Claire Bloom ... Dorothea Grimm
Walter Slezak ... Stossel
Barbara Eden ... Greta Heinrich
Oskar Homolka ... The Duke (as Oscar Homolka)
Arnold Stang ... Rumpelstiltskin
Martita Hunt ... Anna Richter (Story Teller)
Betty Garde ... Miss Bettenhausen
Bryan Russell ... Freidrich Grimm
Ian Wolfe ... Gruber
Tammy Marihugh ... Pauline Grimm
Cheerio Meredith Cheerio Meredith ... Mrs. Von Dittersdorf
Walter Rilla ... Priest
Yvette Mimieux ... The Princess ('The Dancing Princess')
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Storyline

The fictionalized lives of the story-telling Grimm brothers are brought to life in this all-star fantasy film. In the early nineteenth century, the brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are commissioned to write a family history for a local Duke. Reenactments of three of their stories including "The Dancing Princess", "The Cobbler and the Elves" and "The Singing Bone". Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines:

WONDERFUL THRILLS! ADVENTURE! ROMANCE! See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1963 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El maravilloso mundo de los hermanos Grimm See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,170,000
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Cinerama 7-Track | Mono (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.59 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Producer George Pal originally wanted Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness to play the Brothers Grimm, but MGM vetoed the idea. See more »

Goofs

Automobile visible driving in the distance when the brothers are walking along the street. See more »

Quotes

Hans: Don't you worry, sir. I'll be just as good a master to you as you were to me.
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Crazy Credits

At the end, the credits simply say: "And they lived happily ever after". There is no "The End" credit or "Cast of Characters". See more »

Alternate Versions

When shown in regular theatres rather than ones equipped for Cinerama, the film was shown as a regular anamorphic widescreen film. However, it had not been shot that way, so the "lines" at which the three strips of film used in Cinerama were joined were visible onscreen. Films such as the 1955 "Oklahoma!", which was first shown in Todd-AO, were actually filmed in two versions, one for a Todd-AO screen and one for a Cinemascope screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 28 May 1962 (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Ah-Oom
Words and Music by Bob Merrill
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Restore this gem on DVD, PLEASE!
24 June 2005 | by randigoSee all my reviews

Maybe it's because I grew up with this movie, and am stuck in that age, but I have always found this to be a special and magical movie experience. It was especially so on the big screen when I was 6 years old. We also had the soundtrack box edition on vinyl. So, I rated this movie highly, because I feel it truly was perfection (especially for its day), and needs to be re-discovered by families, and the young-at-heart everywhere. I hate clichés, but they just do not make them like this anymore. This gem should be restored in its full glory, and preserved and brought back to life. Hope you get to enjoy it someday.


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