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Snow White and the Three Stooges
     

Snow White and the Three Stooges

Director: Walter Lang

Cast: Carol Heiss, Edson Stroll, Patricia Medina

 
Twentieth Century Fox has wisely released Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961) as a double-sided disc, with the CinemaScope movie shown cropped, in full-screen (1.33-to-1) on one side, and letterboxed (2.35-to-1), on the other. Kids will probably want to watch the full-screen side, while adult fans will appreciate the letterboxed side. Beyond being shot in

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Twentieth Century Fox has wisely released Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961) as a double-sided disc, with the CinemaScope movie shown cropped, in full-screen (1.33-to-1) on one side, and letterboxed (2.35-to-1), on the other. Kids will probably want to watch the full-screen side, while adult fans will appreciate the letterboxed side. Beyond being shot in 'Scope, the movie features some fairly elaborate choreography on ice for skater Carol Heiss, playing Snow White, which are impossible to watch when cropped. Otherwise, the movie looks great, with deep, rich hues and lush sound. It has been given a very generous 24 chapters, covering all of the plot points and musical numbers. The menu is easy to use and opens automatically on start-up. The only real bonus feature is the original trailer. As for the Stooges, they're long of tooth but fun in this setting, and look like they're having the time of their lives on a movie that cost at least 20 times what their most expensive short film at Columbia cost. Director Walter Lang does make use of the widescreen frame for some of the comedy as well.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Eleanor Mannikka
Even The Three Stooges -- back as front runners at this time because of a television revival of their early films -- cannot rescue this uninspired comedy about Snow White from its mediocrity. The usual hijinks of the physically oriented trio of Curly, Larry, and Moe are toned down as a vague resemblance to the story about the lovely maiden and the wicked queen with her lying mirror unfolds. Champion skater Carol Heiss plays Snow White and has a chance to show how graceful she is on ice, while Edson Stroll makes a charming enough Prince. But it seems to have been no bargain at all to exchange the seven dwarfs for three stooges.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
UPC:
0024543164555
Original Release:
1961
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:47:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carol Heiss Snow White
Edson Stroll Prince Charming
Patricia Medina the Queen
Guy Rolfe Count Oga
Buddy Baer Hordred
Curly Joe DeRita Curly-Joe
Edgar Barrier King Augustus
Marie Blake Servant
Peter Coe Captain
Michael David Rolf
Sam Flint Chamberlain
Owen McGiveney Physician
Larry Fine Larry
Moe Howard Moe
Bill Turner Actor

Technical Credits
Walter Lang Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Ron Fletcher Consultant/advisor
Paul S. Fox Set Decoration/Design
Jack W. Holmes Editor
John W. Holmes Editor
Emil Kosa Special Effects
Noel Langley Screenwriter
Lyn Murray Musical Direction/Supervision
Maurice Ransford Art Director
Renie Costumes/Costume Designer
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Jack Martin Smith Art Director
Helen Turpin Makeup
Elwood Ullman Screenwriter
Charles Wick Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Full Screen
1. Once Upon a Time/Main Titles
2. Mirror, Mirror
3. Magic Day
4. Long Live the Queen
5. Quatro's Past
6. That Place Called Happiness
7. Palace Intrigue
8. Escape in the Woods
9. Cottage of the Dwarfs
10. Fake Evidence
11. Private Performance
12. They're Still Alive...
13. Falling in Love
14. Princely Birthmark
15. Rescuing Quatro
16. After Her!
17. Magic Sword
18. Love Fantasy
19. The Count's Potion
20. Storming the Castle
21. Deadly Apple
22. Faithful Heart
23. True Love
24. Happiness/End Titles
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Once Upon a Time/Main Titles
2. Mirror, Mirror
3. Magic Day
4. Long Live the Queen
5. Quatro's Past
6. That Place Called Happiness
7. Palace Intrigue
8. Escape in the Woods
9. Cottage of the Dwarfs
10. Fake Evidence
11. Private Performance
12. They're Still Alive...
13. Falling in Love
14. Princely Birthmark
15. Rescuing Quatro
16. After Her!
17. Magic Sword
18. Love Fantasy
19. The Count's Potion
20. Storming the Castle
21. Deadly Apple
22. Faithful Heart
23. True Love
24. Happiness/End Titles

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