- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 58 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 17, 2009
- Originally Released: 1965
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Christmas means Santa in his sleigh... Scrooge visited by ghosts... and Clara's enchanted journey to the Nutcracker's kingdom.
Tchaikovsky's beloved holiday ballet comes home with sumptuous sets and costumes and the dazzling dance artistry of the New York City Ballet's Melissa Hayden, Edward Villella and Patricia McBride. Eddie Albert narrates the story of young Clara, who receives a Nutcracker doll as a Christmas gift, then dreams a magical dream: the Nutcracker comes alive and whisks her through a realm of wonders to the palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Originally seen by U.S. TV audiences in 1965, this version of The Nutcracker is now ready to become a holiday tradition for you and your family.
This production of Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker - with its Christmas themes and familiar tale of Clara's magical journey to the Nutcracker's kingdom -- originally aired on U.S. television in 1965. The legendary dancer Melissa Hayden performs the role of Clara, while Eddie Albert (THE LONGEST YARD) narrates. The supporting cast includes Cynthia Gregory, David Anderson, Terry Orr and Virginia Johnson.