The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)

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


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7 August 2000 | darth_sidious
Simple Fun
This picture is great fun for the whole family. The fairytale stories are nicely done, the last one is disappointing but nevertheless very enjoyable and harmless.

The film required a better script in parts, but the production values certainly make up for it. The special effects on the whole are good except for the Dragon which isn't very good.

Made for CINERAMA screen, the film loses a lot of the impact on the small letterbox screen.

Watching this in full frame on your TV will result in you losing 50% of the picture. The film probably doesn't make sense in pan and scan.

I watched it in letterbox.

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Walter Rilla spoke English with a heavy German accent, so his voice was dubbed by another actor.


Jacob Grimm: It's an outrage. In my speech, I'm going to tell them...
Wilhelm Grimm: Jacob. Just tell them...
Wilhelm Grimm: Just tell them I'm your brother.


In the scene where the princess is leaving the castle to dance , it clearly begins during the night, but when she steps outside and walks to the carriage it is daytime, and when she arrives at her destination, it is yet again night.

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".

Alternate Versions

The current version shown on Turner Classic Movies is the full-length version, not seen since the film's 1962 roadshow release, not even on television. Not only does it include an Overture, Entr'acte and Exit Music; it also includes the long-unseen two-minute prologue to the main title. After we see the M-G-M lion roaring and the words "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Cinerama present a George Pal Production", the scene changes to show two armies firing off cannon furiously, while the announcer says, "Once again, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Europe was torn by the sounds of war. However, if you listen very closely, you might hear another, very different sound". The camera then pans into the horizon while we hear the soft sounds of quill pens writing on paper. The scene then switches to show Laurence Harvey and Karl Boehm writing busily as the credits come up onscreen.


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Words and Music by
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Plot Summary


Animation | Adventure | Biography | Comedy | Drama | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance

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