A young woman forced into servitude by her family gets more than she bargained for when her fairy godmother magically permits her to go to the royal ball.

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A meek, mild Baron, with one motherless daughter, married again, and his second choice was an unlucky one. For not only did the woman browbeat her husband and make his life unhappy, but she beat and ill-treated poor little Cinderella, and made her a servant. The cruel stepmother had two daughters of her own, who were given every luxury, and they aided their mother to make the life of their stepsister very sad indeed. The King's son gave a grand ball, and the Baron and his family were among the invited guests. But when Cinderella wanted to go, she was cuffed and jeered at, and told that she must stay in the kitchen, her proper place, so the stepmother said. Little Cinderella helped the others to get ready for their night of enjoyment, and then sat in the kitchen alone in her rags. Really no one could blame her if she cried. Fortunately for the poor child she had a Fairy Godmother, but up to this time she had never been in evidence. But the Fairy Godmother, who had been keeping an eye ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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22 December 1911 (USA)  »

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Good Version from Thanhouser
7 July 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Cinderella (1911)

*** (out of 4)

This early version of the classic tale from the Thanhouser company features their main star Florence La Badie in the title role. There's really not a point in going into many details about the plot because if you know what the tale is about then you already know that very few of the films really go away from it. There's a minor change here that happens towards the end but I won't spoil it for those who have yet to watch this version. For the most part this is a pretty good version thanks in large part to La Badie who certainly makes for a good and believable Cinderella. The film contains a couple trick shots that are pretty good for their time but there's no question that they still lack the quality of what Georges Melies was doing. The costumes are nice and overall it's a good version.


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