Snow White is a princess who narrowly survives a murder plot hatched by her evil stepmother. She now lives in exile with seven dwarfs. When her stepmother finds out Snow White is still alive, she embarks on a series of efforts to kill her. While in disguise, she gives Snow White a poisoned apple; the young beauty eats it and seems to die. In the forest, the dwarfs place her body in a casket. Then a prince arrives, offering a glimmer of hope.