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Musical retelling of the classic Brother Grimm fairy tale. Irving plays a young girl who says she can spin straw into gold. Barty is a dwarf who helps her. The catch: she must give up her first born to pay him. Lackluster direction and uninspired acting make this version a yawner. Irving's real-life mother (Pointer) and brother have roles too.

Available on Running time 84 minutes.

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Musical Fantasy, Adapted from a Story, Adapted from a Fairy Tale, Bringing Up Baby
Amy Irving, Billy Barty, Robert Symonds, Priscilla Pointer, Clive Revill, John Moulder-Brown
David Irving
Cannon Films

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Rumpelstiltskin came out in 1986 and has a total running time of 84 minutes. There are many remakes of the well-known fairy tale. This one stars Amy Irving, Billy Barty, Robert Symonds, Clive Revill and Priscilla Pointer. This film is about a young girl who claims she can spin straw into gold. So, she is forced to spin the straw into gold for three days. A dwarf comes along and says he’d help her for a price. The first two days she gave him jewelry. The next day she didn’t have anything to offer him. So he said he’s do it if her first-born was given to him. They agreed. When it came time to have her first born, the girl refused to give her baby up. They then agreed that if she could guess his name, then he would forget about the deal. She finds out his name and wins the deal. His name is Rumpelstiltskin!