By Charlotte Chorpenning. From the Brothers Grimm.
Cast: 11 to 19 either gender. Charlotte Chorpenning has taken the Grimm Brothers' story and given it a poetic beauty that brings a value to its young audience. Her treatment of the stepmother does not accent the cruelty—an outlook important today. The evil witch is portrayed as a comedy character, but the teaching value is there—teaching through a comedy device rather than fear. Hansel and Gretel's safe return to their father and mother gives the child a sense of security. Three ext. sets. Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes.