Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre

The Nightingale

Season 2, Ep 2, Aired 5/10/83
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  • Episode Description
  • Cathay, a kingdom with harmony and peace. A simple kitchen maid, whose mother is very sick, learns of magical faeries and a root that can cure even the worst diease. She also comes across a beautiful bird, the nightingale, that she soon falls in love with its song. The emperor, is unpleased to learn that his great and vast palace does not completly please the poets, rather a simple bird, the nightingale, does. His royal court gets the bird, with the help of the kitchen maid, and the emperor is very pleased. After a while, an artificial bird is given to the emperor as a gift. He banishes the other the nightingale. But when the artificial bird breaks, he suddenly becomes deathly ill. It's up to the nightingale to save him, but will she after he banished her?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shelley Duvall

    Host

  • Ivan Passer

  • Bud Cort

    Music Master

  • Edward James Olmos

    Prime Minister

  • Barbara Hershey

    Kitchen Maid

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  • Notes (1)

    • Based on Hans Christian Andersons Tale.

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