Fairy Tale - A True Story
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Charles Sturridge directed this fact-based film drama. In 1917, Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel) and Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O'Toole) are fascinated and intrigued by photographs of fairies taken by cousins Francis Griffiths (Elizabeth Earl) and Elsie Wright (Florence Hoath). Filmed in England (Didcot,London, Yorkshire, Pinewood Studios, Shepperton Studios). Over the past seven decades, the photos by the two girls have been publsihed in numerous books and magazines, and eventually someone discoveered the specific Charles Robinson children's book illustrations of fairies that the two… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's good, but it ought to be better and it isn't."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"An enticing drama about the eternal clash between reason and the magical realm of enchantment."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A film with no discernable point of view that's directed at no definable audience."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"It's Arthur Rackham vs the Adult/Capitalist/Industrial Revolution - the obsession with exploiting the extraordinary and making it ordinary."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Charming special effects and appealing heroines, and truly an ambitious meditation on the nature of fantasy and reality and growing up."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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