1961 Certificate: u


In Disney's musical remake of the Laurel & Hardy classic, Tommy Sands and Annette Funicello play about-to-be wed Tom the Piper's Son and Mary Quite Contrary. However, on the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby (Ray Bolger) hires two henchmen (Henry Calvin and Gene Sheldon, stepping into Stan and Ollie's shoes) to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep, cared for by Little Bo Peep. This would deprive Mary and the children she lives with of their livelihood... forcing her to marry Barnaby. The fanciful idea still works a treat, with the toy soldiers featured now a fixture in Christmas parades at Disney theme parks around the world.


  • Jack Donohue


  • Gene Sheldon

  • Ray Bolger

  • Tommy Sands

  • Mary McCarty

  • Ann Jillian

  • Annette Funicello

  • Henry Calvin