Blue Bird, The (1976, USA/RUS) C-99m. SCOPE ** D: George Cukor. Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner, Cicely Tyson, Robert Morley, Harry Andrews, Todd Lookinland, Patsy Kensit, Will Geer, Mona Washbourne, George Cole. Interesting (to say the least) Russian-American fairy tale about two children, who embark on a quest to find the Blue Bird. Along the way they are helped by fairy Liz, some humanimals and some inanimate objects that come to life. Lots of singing, little plot thrust, but philosophical touch makes up for lack of movie magic. This is no WIZARD OF OZ (1939), but has lots more stars in cameos. Photographed by Freddie Young.

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