The third time was not the charm with the making of THE BLUE BIRD in 1976. It had been a successful play, then a book, but the 1918 silent version (by Maurice Tourneur) and the 1940 version (starring Shirley Temple) were flops. So, when it was decided to sink millions into something that
had been sunk before, all the smart people at Fox agreed it was a good idea. A whole bunch of money came from the Soviet Union and this was to be the first Detente movie ever made with USA/USSR cooperation. The story is simple; two peasant children are taken from their home to a fantasy world in
search of the bulebird-of-happiness. After 100 minutes, they find that true happiness c...