Faerie Tale Theatre: Rumpelstiltskin (1982)

Genres - Children's/Family, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Run Time - 53 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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This charming fantasy was originally part of Shelly Duvall's HBO series Faerie Tale Theatre and features actor Herve Villechaize as the irascible gnome who grants the wish of an impoverished but boastful miller who claims his lovely daughter can spin straw into gold. While Rumpelstiltskin is willing to help the miller, his generosity does not come without a high price: in exchange for the gift, the daughter must give up her first-born child. She can only escape the bargain if she can guess his name. The bargain is struck. When the king learns of her talent, he marries her and puts her in a room to spin. The real trouble begins when she gets pregnant.




daughter, deal [agreement], gnome, gold, miller, pregnancy, son, spinning [fiber]