Watch: Tom Thumb 1958 123movies, Full Movie Online – In a mythical land, woodcutter Jonathan (Bernard Miles) agrees not to chop down the oldest tree in the forest in return for three wishes granted by the Forest Queen (June Thorburn). After he wastes two wishes bickering with his wife, the third brings them Tom (Russ Tamblyn), a thumb-sized child. The couple dote upon him, but are unable to protect him when, on his way to the village, the innocent Tom falls in with villainous Ivan (Terry-Thomas) and Tony (Peter Sellers)..
Plot: A boy, no bigger than a thumb, manages to outwit two thieves determined to make a fortune from him.
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Wonderful Fantasy – Great Dancing!
Rich, colorful musical fantasy based on a Grimms fairy tale that is delightfully fun to watch. Telling the tale of a woodsman who is granted three wishes by a very beautiful blonde fairy, the Forest Queen, after he agrees to not cut down a giant oak. But he blows it on the wishes (gee, who could have guessed that would happen?!), much to the chagrin of his patient wife, by blurting out a wish for a sausage, which ends up on his nose via another wish, forcing him to use the last wish to get it off his nose – okey dokey. Luckily, the Forest Queen is very patient, apparently, for they are given a fourth wish – they would like to have a young one to play with their room full of toys, someone they can love even if he is no bigger than their thumb. Well, next thing you know, Tom Thumb (played by Russ Tamblyn) has come knocking on their door – he’s tiny, but he sure can dance! He’s bedded down for the night by his new “parents” and wakes up to have a magical dance party with his toys, now come to life via some really wonderful special effects. Another fun musical number features a village dance where all the dancers have purchased “talented shoes” from the cobbler that keep dancing as long as there is music. Later poor Tom gets mixed up with two villains who force him to steal bags full of gold (this part of the film was the one segment that I thought dragged the story down a bit). There is also a subplot involving a local music man (Alan Young) who is in love with the Forest Queen and doesn’t realize that he can turn her into a mortal via a kiss.
As a whole, this film is really a lot of fun – with great dancing, brightly colored period costumes, and trick photography which really succeeds in making Tom look small. All the actors are great in this – but Russ Tamblyn really steals this film with his marvelous, amazing, athletic skill at combining dance with gymnastics – really a fantastic talent. The music in this is fairly good, although nothing spectacular – though I must say that I saw this screened at Cinecon 43 in Hollywood four days ago (it looked great on the big screen, by the way) and I still keep finding myself humming one of the tunes from this all day long, it’s really stuck in my head. Alan Young appeared in person for this screening and proved to be highly funny and entertaining during an interview after the film was shown. This would be a terrific movie for children to see, for adults I also find this film to be quite entertaining – I am partial to fantasies, this was a treat to see.
While amazing in its day, this one is strictly for undemanding kids.
I understand why some of the reviewers have fond memories of seeing “tom thumb” when they were kids. Back in 1958, the special effects were amazingly good. However, when seen today, the film comes off as very badly dated and a bit stupid. There…I said it. So, despite some wonderful George Pal effects, today it just seems like a silly and insignificant film.
The story begins with a magical queen giving an old couple a ‘son’–a 4 inch high one! Tom turns out to be a lot like Pinocchio–very naive and ripe to be taken advantage of by baddies. And, the baddies (Terry-Thomas and Peter Sellers) convince the little guy to steal for them–and poor Tom doesn’t know what he’s going. Additionally, Tom has lots of singing and dancing adventures with magic shoes, toys that come alive and the like.
I guess that part of the reason the film hasn’t aged well is that stop-motion has been supplanted by CGI. The computer animations simply look better and don’t have a ‘halo’ around characters when they are superimposed onto backgrounds. Another problem is the singing and dancing–there is just too much and it probably would bore many kids. Overall, a nice film back in the day but a terribly dated one today.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min), 1 hr 32 min (92 min) (TCM print)
Genre Family, Fantasy, Musical
Director George Pal
Writer Ladislas Fodor, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
Actors Russ Tamblyn, June Thorburn, Peter Sellers
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 1 win & 5 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm