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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 May 15
pp. 830-31, 856
MPN
15 May 15
p. 65.
MPW
15 May 15
p. 1073, 1089, 1162
NYDM
28 Aug 15
p. 19, 42, 68
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 May 1915
Copyright Claimant:
New York Motion Picture Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 May 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5251
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4-5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Once upon a time, there lived a misshapen dwarf named Rumpelstiltskin, who possessed magical powers. Coveting the miller's pretty daughter Polly, Rumpelstiltskin offers two bags of gold for her, but her father angrily throws him out. Rumpelstiltskin vows revenge and tells King Cole, whose coffers are empty, that Polly can spin straw into gold. Polly and her father are imprisoned, and she is commanded to spin straw into gold by dawn or else they will be beheaded. To save her father, Polly agrees to Rumpelstiltskin's offer to do the task in return for her first-born child, if it is a girl. After Prince Cole, who falls in love with Polly, rescues her from a dragon, they travel far away on the magic carpet of a Good Fairy. They marry and have a baby girl, who later is stolen by Rumpelstiltskin. With the magic carpet, Polly and the prince locate their daughter and return to the castle, whereupon Rumpelstiltskin is imprisoned and condemned to spin straw into gold for the rest of his natural ... +


Once upon a time, there lived a misshapen dwarf named Rumpelstiltskin, who possessed magical powers. Coveting the miller's pretty daughter Polly, Rumpelstiltskin offers two bags of gold for her, but her father angrily throws him out. Rumpelstiltskin vows revenge and tells King Cole, whose coffers are empty, that Polly can spin straw into gold. Polly and her father are imprisoned, and she is commanded to spin straw into gold by dawn or else they will be beheaded. To save her father, Polly agrees to Rumpelstiltskin's offer to do the task in return for her first-born child, if it is a girl. After Prince Cole, who falls in love with Polly, rescues her from a dragon, they travel far away on the magic carpet of a Good Fairy. They marry and have a baby girl, who later is stolen by Rumpelstiltskin. With the magic carpet, Polly and the prince locate their daughter and return to the castle, whereupon Rumpelstiltskin is imprisoned and condemned to spin straw into gold for the rest of his natural life. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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