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Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, The

Cinerama-smattered portmanteau collection of fairy tale sketches, here no doubt cropped and/or squeezed something rotten and thus rendered practically pointless. For those who still fancy peering through the hatch at what remains, a haunch of vaudeville comics – Jim Backus, Buddy Hackett, Billy Barty, Arnold ‘Top Cat’ Stang – line up alongside British old schoolery including Terry-Thomas, Claire Bloom and Laurence Harvey to prance around plaster and muslin indoor sets.

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  1. Richard Davies

    December 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    The Cinerama print of It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is also AWOL, as well as sharing Arnold ‘Top Cat’ Stang & Terry-Thomas castwise.

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