Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
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The Dancing Princesses 

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A king with six daughters who is extremely over protective locks them in their room at night. But for some reason they order shoes from the cobbler practically every day and the king has to... See full summary »

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Peter Medak
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Episode credited cast:
Lesley Ann Warren ... Jeanetta
Peter Weller ... The Soldier
Roy Dotrice ... The King
Starr Andreeff ... Dinetta
Laura Harrington ... Coretta
Sachi Parker ... Loretta
Viveca Parker Viveca Parker ... Musetta
Lora Staley Lora Staley ... Wanetta
Murphy Dunne Murphy Dunne ... Steward
Max Wright ... Prince Heinrick
David McCharen David McCharen ... Out-of-Breath Prince
John Achorn ... Surprised Guard
Randy Allaire Randy Allaire ... Dancing Prince
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Abercrombie ... Royal Cobbler
Bill Prudich ... Dancing Prince
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A king with six daughters who is extremely over protective locks them in their room at night. But for some reason they order shoes from the cobbler practically every day and the king has to pay for them. And when he ask them why, they don't give him a straight answer. So he sends word that whoever figures out why they need so many shoes, he will have the hand of the daughter of his choice. But so far none have succeeded cause they make sure no one can find out. But a soldier upon learning of this decides to find out after being given a cloak that renders him invisible. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1987 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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Color
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Loretta: [playing checkers] You're really fun! You certainly aren't dull like all those princes.
The Soldier: Maybe that's because I'm not a prince.
Loretta: Do you think I'm pretty?
The Soldier: Do I think you're pretty? I think you're very pretty.
Loretta: Would you pick me to marry?
The Soldier: I might. Except I'm a little bit older than you and I think that maybe you should be with some young, handsome man, someone who can keep up with you.
Loretta: I should?
The Soldier: Definitely.
[places checker piece down]
The Soldier: King me.
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11 January 2019 | by popculturethoughtsSee all my reviews

It's a shame that this beloved family show ended on this rather unfortunate episode. Although the Brothers Grimm fairy tale is lovely to read, it doesn't translate very well to the screen, despite direction by the usually terrific Peter Medak (who directed "The Changeling" and "Romeo is Bleeding," among others). Lesley Ann Warren makes for an intriguing leading lady here but unfortunately she's matched with Peter Weller, who seems like he'd rather be anywhere else. It makes for a restrained, rather slow paced experience, and although the costumes and set design are both excellent, it's not enough to rescue the episode from doldrums.


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