Once Upon a Mattress

Once Upon a Mattress (1972)

The second television adaptation of the Broadway classic.

  • Genre: Comedy, Music, TV Movie
  • Release Date: 1972-12-12
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 3 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 18min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: CBS Studios
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: Ron Field, Dave Powers.
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The second television adaptation of Once Upon a Mattress was broadcast on December 12, 1972, on CBS. This production, videotaped in color, included original Broadway cast members Burnett, Gilford and White, and also featured Bernadette Peters as Lady Larken, Ken Berry as Prince Dauntless, Ron Husmann as Harry, and Wally Cox as The Jester. It was directed by Ron Field and Dave Powers. Again, several songs were eliminated and characters were combined or altered. Since the parts of the Minstrel and the Wizard were cut from this adaptation, a new prologue was written with Burnett singing "Many Moons Ago" as a bedtime story.

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  • Carol Burnett

    as Princess Winifred the Woebegone
  • Ken Berry

    as Prince Dauntless
  • Jane White

    as Queen Aggravain
  • Bernadette Peters

    as Lady Larkin
  • Jack Gilford

    as King Sextimus
  • Wally Cox

    as The Jester
  • Ron Husmann

    as Sir Harry
  • Nora Denney

    as Lady Agatha
  • Sivi Aberg

    as Princess No. 12
  • Leonard Crofoot

    as Dancer
Directing Ron Field Director
Directing Dave Powers Director
Writing Marshall Barer Writer
Writing Dean Fuller Writer
Writing Jay Thompson Writer
Sound Mary Rodgers Songs
Writing Marshall Barer Lyricist
Production Joe Hamilton Producer
Production Robert Wright Associate Producer
Editing Bob Priest Editor
Art Paul Barnes Art Direction
Art Bill Harp Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Bob Mackie Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Al Schultz Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Roselle Friedland Wig Designer
Production Bob Davis Production Supervisor
Directing Roger Beatty Assistant Director
Sound Nat Farber Music Coordinator
Sound Peter Matz Music Director
Crew Ron Field Choreographer