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zmu| Tom Thumb
ID:
1958
Comments:
Director: George Pal
Screenplay: Wilhelm Grimm
Producer:
Cast: Russ Tamblyn, June Thorburn, Peter Sellers, Alan Young, Terry-Thomas
Genre: Art House & International

Running Time: 98
Aspect Ratio:  1.33:1 (NTSC Letterbox)
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: English, French
Features:
Studio:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) DVD Region:  1 G
DVD Release:  Oct 2000 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$19.98]
Purchase: 
Reviews:  When the 2-inch-tall Tom Thumb arrives at a childless couple's door, it seems like the perfect family has been created. But a chance meeting with a pair of devious robbers soon has Tom acting as an unwitting accomplice in a robbery, thereby threatening his family's happiness. Only Tom (Russ Tamblyn of "West Side Story") and his friend Woody (Alan Young) can prove the innocence of Tom's parents and bring the robbers to justice. This 1958 presentation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale won an Oscar® for its innovative special effects. Timeless scenes include the famous dancing shoes and the painted boy who peels himself off of a pad of paper to dance around the room. Peggy Lee and Fred Spielman provide a wealth of catchy songs that have Tamblyn, Young, and Peter Sellers singing, dancing, and performing impressive gymnastic feats. This fanciful tale will appeal to the entire family. "--Tami Horiuchi"


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