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King Thrushbeard (1965)

König Drosselbart (original title)
Tale of the capricious princess. Adapting the Tales of the Brothers Grimm "King Thrushbeard".


Walter Beck


Jacob Grimm (fairy tale) (as Gebrüder Grimm), Wilhelm Grimm (fairy tale) (as Gebrüder Grimm) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karin Ugowski ... Prinzessin Roswitha
Manfred Krug ... König Drosselbart
Martin Flörchinger Martin Flörchinger ... König Löwenzahn
Evamaria Heyse Evamaria Heyse ... Hofdame Beatrix
Helmut Schreiber Helmut Schreiber ... König Heinz Eduard
Gerd E. Schäfer Gerd E. Schäfer ... Herzog Adolar
Arno Wyzniewski Arno Wyzniewski ... Prinz Kasimir
Bruno Carstens Bruno Carstens ... Fürst Zacharias
Fritz Decho Fritz Decho ... Graf Eitelfritz
Achim Schmidtchen Achim Schmidtchen ... König Wenzel
Horst Buder Horst Buder ... Junker Balduin
Klaus Piontek Klaus Piontek ... Tanzmeister
Manfred Heine Manfred Heine ... Küchenmeister
Nico Turoff Nico Turoff ... Kutscher Sebastian
Ulrich Balko Ulrich Balko ... Küchenjunge (as Ulrich Lorr-Balko)


Tale of the capricious princess. Adapting the Tales of the Brothers Grimm "King Thrushbeard".

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East Germany



Release Date:

16 July 1965 (East Germany) See more »

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King Thrushbeard See more »

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Deutsche Film (DEFA) See more »
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