Once Upon a Brothers Grimm

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Once Upon a Brothers Grimm
Written by Jean Holloway
Directed by Norman Campbell
Starring Dean Jones
Paul Sand
Music by Mitch Leigh (music)
Sammy Cahn (lyrics)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Bernard Rothman
Jack Wohl
Production location(s) Samuel Goldwyn Studio
Hollywood, California
Editor(s)Jerry Greene
Running time120 minutes
Production company(s)Rothman/Wohl Productions
Original network CBS
Original releaseNovember 23, 1977 (1977-11-23)

Once Upon a Brothers Grimm is a 1977 American made-for-television musical fantasy film starring Dean Jones and Paul Sand, directed by Norman Campbell. It follows the Brothers Grimm as they make their way to a king's palace with their magical world of fairy tales. The music was written by Mitch Leigh with lyrics by Sammy Cahn. The two-hour film premiered on CBS on November 23, 1977.



Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are traveling to a king's palace to present him with their fairy tales. Their carriage driver refuses to take them into the woods because they are said to be enchanted. Not wanting to miss their audience with the king, the brothers buy the carriage from the driver and travel into the woods alone. Placed under the enchantment of the woods, the brothers begin to encounter a wide range of characters that exist in their tales, including Snow White and Sleeping Beauty among many others.

List of Grimm Fairy Tales referenced in the film



Hansel and Gretel


Sleeping Beauty

Little Red Riding Hood

The Frog Prince

The Bremen Town Musicians

The King with Eight Daughters


Once Upon a Brothers Grimm was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards in 1978 and won two of them.



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