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Fairy tale : a true story / Paramount Pictures presents an Icon Productions/Wendy Finerman production, a Charles Sturridge film ; produced by Wendy Finerman and Bruce Davey ; screenplay by Ernie Contreras ; directed by Charles Sturridge.

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Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Series Information

Widescreen DVD collection.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library J DVD FAI (Text) 39206020615496 J DVDs Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0792195051
  • ISBN: 9780792195054
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 scene selection guide.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photogaphy, Michael Coulter ; art director, Sam Riley ; editor, Peter Coulson ; music, Zbignew Preisner ; costume designer, Shirley Russell ; production designer, Michael Howells.
Participant or Performer Note:
Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Paul McGann, Phoebe Nicholls, Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel, Bill Nighy, Bob Peck, Anton Lesser.
Summary, etc.:
Young Frances and Elsie believe in fairies. The photographs the girls take of the winged beings put them at the center of a real-life controvery that sweeps through a recovering World War I England during 1917. Everyone is caught up in the excitement, including two of the era's most renowned men: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and master illusionist Harry Houdini. But are the photographs real or just a cleaver hoax?
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: G.
System Details Note:
DVD ; widescreen presentation.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
Audio tracks in English and French with English subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Awards Note:
BAFTA Awards, 1998: BAFTA Childrens' Award - Best Children's Film (Wendy Finerman, Bruce Davey, Charles Sturridge).
Subject: DVDs.
Fairies > Fiction.
Photographs > Fiction.
Girls > Conduct of life > Fiction.
Genre: Feature films.
Fantasy films.
Children's films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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