GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER
Release Date: January 01, 1970
Starring: Macaulay Culkin (Nutcracker Prince), Jessica Lynn Cohen (Marie), the New York City Ballet with Darci Kistler (Sugar Plum Fairy), Damian Woetzel (Cavalier), Kyra Nichols (Dewdrop), & Bart Cook (Herr Drosselmeier).
Genre: Christmas Classic Ballet
Runtime: Approximately 120 minutes
Distributor: Warner Bros
Director: Emile Ardolino
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What unreached potential in this film! Filming THE NUTCRACKER could have provided such an opportunity to add dialogue, or perhaps film on a location. But this movie is filmed on a stage with mostly two-dimensional scenery and sets. Despite some good performances, including the excellent orchestration, the film version of THE NUTCRACKER more than disappoints.