Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
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The Princess and the Pea 

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A bored prince realizes he would like a wife. His mother searches through all the kingdoms far and wide for a "suitable" princess. In the meantime, a charming and witty young lady, who ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Bill

Writers:

Rod Ash (teleplay), Rod Ash | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Tom Conti ... Prince Richard
Liza Minnelli ... Princess Alecia
Beatrice Straight ... Queen Veronica / Woman in Museum
Tim Kazurinsky ... The Fool / Museum Guard
Pat McCormick ... King Fredrico / Man in Museum
Charlie Dell ... Servant
Nancy Allen ... Princess Elizabeth
Diane Stilwell Diane Stilwell ... Princess Rebecca
Pat Ast ... Princess #1
Mimi Seaton Mimi Seaton ... Princess #2 (as Mimi Seton)
Jane Alden Jane Alden ... Agricultural Princess
David McCharen David McCharen ... Royal Messenger
Daniel Frishman ... Shoemaker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shelley Duvall ... Herself - Host
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Storyline

A bored prince realizes he would like a wife. His mother searches through all the kingdoms far and wide for a "suitable" princess. In the meantime, a charming and witty young lady, who claims to be a princess, shows up at the castle doorstep with a sprained ankle and is shown hospitality by the prince and his best friend the Fool. Written by atozcleanrita

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1984 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Liza Minnelli was pregnant during the production. See more »

Quotes

[Alecia has just drunk from Richard's glass]
Prince Richard: You've infected my milk!
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Version of The Princess and the Pea (2002) See more »

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Delightful
28 September 1999 | by CapboySee all my reviews

I finally obtained a copy of this extremely witty, wonderfully performed installment of Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theatre" series. It's great for kids and adults should enjoy it as well. Liza looks dynamite in the period costumes.


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