Snow White and the Three Stooges


1h 47m 1961

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Philadelphia opening: 21 Jun 1961
Production Company
Chanford Productions
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the fairy tale "Schneewittchen" in Kinder und Hausmärchen collected by Jakob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (Germany, 1812--14).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

In the faraway kingdom of Fortunia lives beautiful Princess Snow White, betrothed to the handsome Prince Charming of the neighboring land of Bravuria. As Snow White skates around the ice rink on her 17th birthday, her father, King Augustus, dies, and the princess is left at the mercy of her wicked stepmother, who is determined that Snow White will never replace her as queen. Encouraged by Oga, her sinister adviser, the queen orders her chief executioner to murder Snow White, but he allows her to escape into the forest. (Years before he also failed to carry out orders to kill Prince Charming.) Snow White happens upon the cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, which is occupied by the Three Stooges while the dwarfs are gold-prospecting in King Solomon's mines. The Three Stooges, traveling puppeteers, have adopted the prince and, unaware of his royal blood, have made him part of their medicine show. When the queen learns from her magic mirror that Snow White still lives, she transforms herself into a witch, flies to the cottage, and gets Snow White to take a bite from a poisoned apple that induces a sleep of death. As the queen rides homeward on her broom, the Three Stooges destroy her life forever by making a wish upon a magic sword they have taken from Oga. All ends happily as Prince Charming, after many perilous journeys, finds the sleeping princess and restores her to life with a magic kiss of love.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
Philadelphia opening: 21 Jun 1961
Production Company
Chanford Productions
Distribution Company
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the fairy tale "Schneewittchen" in Kinder und Hausmärchen collected by Jakob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (Germany, 1812--14).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

The only Stooges film shot in widescreen.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 1961

Released in United States on Video September 14, 1989

CinemaScope

Released in United States Summer June 1961

Released in United States on Video September 14, 1989