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Fairy Tale: A True Story [DVD] [1997]

  • SKU: 32742154
  • Release Date: 04/25/2017
  • Rating: PG
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Synopsis


    Fairy Tale: A True Story
    Two young girls who believe that fairies are real attempt to prove it to the world in this drama based on actual events. In 1917, there is little to be happy about in the Wright household in West Yorkshire, England. Polly (Phoebe Nicholls) and her 12-year-old daughter Elsie (Florence Hoath) are still grieving over the death of Elsie's younger brother, and Polly's niece Frances (Elizabeth Earl) has come to stay with them after her father was declared missing in action during World War I. Polly longs for some sort of proof that there is a life beyond our own, while the two girls ardently believe in fairies and enthusiastically study legend and lore. One day, Elsie and Frances produce photographs of fairies that they claim were playing in their garden; Polly believes that they are real, and soon the snapshots attract international attention. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O'Toole), author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and a confirmed spiritualist, declares the photos "as genuine as the King's beard," while illusionist Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel), who has devoted much time and energy to exposing phony mediums and psychics, takes a more skeptical view. While Fairy Tale: A True Story presents the appearance of the fairies as fact, analysis of the photographs proved them to be fakes (especially after the same fairies were discovered as illustrations in a children's book published before the photos were taken). The real-life Elsie Wright admitted late in life that the fairy photos were a hoax performed as a "little joke" and that she was always surprised that so many people believed them. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Florence Hoath - Elsie Wright
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      Elizabeth Earl - Frances Griffiths
    • Paul McGann
      Paul McGann - Arthur Wright
    • Phoebe Nicholls
      Phoebe Nicholls - Polly Wright
    • Peter O'Toole
      Peter O'Toole - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Captivating movie

      Posted
      shalomangel

      I have watched "Fairy Tale: A True Story" more times than I can count. All I need is to hear the music & I am drawn into the story completely. All the characters fit their parts perfectly, the story is truely believable. In truth, I had seen the movie many times before I understood it was a true story in real life. That made the movie even more enchanting. It is a moving show, how the girls are so caught up in the Fairies yet are in tune to others fellings as well. I cry each time I watch, but I watch again, & will in the future. It's a charming movie, great for an entire family. Would be nice for a girl's sleep over. The music is #1 also. Zebwig Pilsner is a very talented composer who can move the emotions with his notes. His wife plays the harp on this soundtrack, perfect. All in all, worth the time spent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for the young at heart

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      I got this movie on VHS when my dgts were young and now seeing my granddgt enjoy it on DVD is great.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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