European Fairy Tales
Category: Family / Live-Action
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In this charming adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Prince Honestheart attempts to win the love of the fair Princess Rosemouth. After she returns his gifts to her, he decides to pose as a swineherd in an effort to grow closer to her. Can he find a way to live happily ever after with the beauty? Dieter Ansbach, Liane Croon, ... more
Hansel And Gretel(1954)
The Brothers Grimm story about a brother and sister's adventures in the forest with a witch and her building code-violating gingerbread house is given a fun-filled translation in this German production. Stars Jurgen Miksch, Maren Bielenberg. 50 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.
Made-in-Germany version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale in which Snow White, whose father has remarried a wicked woman, becomes the brunt of her stepmother's jealousy after a mirror pronounces her "the fairest in the land." Snow gets help from seven dwarves and a handsome Prince Charming to fend off stepmom's evil plans. Elke Arendt, ... more
The famed fairy tale comes to life in this live-action film about a little man who can spin gold out of straw and makes a pact with a pretty girl to inherit her first-born. The only way she can get out of the deal is to guess his name. Werner Kruger, Liane Croon, Wilhelm Groothe star. Standard; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in ... more
The timeless Brothers Grimm fairy tale comes to life in this German-produced family film. When two brothers are cheated out of their enchanted possessions--a table that makes food and a donkey that can create gold--by a bitter and jealous old man, their sibling uses a magical stick to get them back. Rolf Bollmann, Hans Elwenspoek, Jurgen ... more
The Big Bad Wolf(1957)
Mother Goat warns her seven kids about the Big Bad Wolf, a monster who eats little children, only to leave her offspring alone long enough for the long-toothed beast to make his move. Will the hungry, hungry wolf satisfy his appetite? Kids and adults alike will be charmed--or perhaps freaked out--by this unusual fairy tale feature ... more
Mischief In Wonderland(1957)
Times are tough in a storybook land that's run out of money. To infuse the village with some much-needed capital, the king decides a merger with an Arab prince is in order. Before the king can marry his daughter off to the young royal, a miracle occurs that has the kingdom's impoverished people dealing with an abundance of food and ... more
Based on the Brothers Grimm tale, this surreal German fantasy film tells the charmingly odd tale of Frau Holle (Lucie Englisch), a magical figure who oversees a strange factory of child laborers she aims to morally transform by teaching them the value of hard work. When two youngsters in particular vandalize Frau Holle's beloved German ... more
Imported from Germany by producer K. Gordon Murray, this live-action adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale relates the story of a goose made of pure gold and the valuable lesson the priceless fowl teaches its owner. Kaspar Eichel, Karin Ugowski, Uwe Detlef Jessen, and Peter Dommisch star. Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English. ... more