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The Glass Slipper (1955)

Unrated | | Musical, Romance | 29 November 1955 (Japan)
Tomboyish outcast "Cinder" Ella and the duke's charming son Charles fall in love in this comedic rendition of the classic fairy tale.

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In a small pleasant European village, there is one unhappy person: Ella. She is despised by everyone, and mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Out feeling miserable one day, Ella meets a handsome young man, who falls for her. He is really Prince Charles, the son of the Duke, but he tells her he is the son of the cook, and invites her to a great ball at the Duke's castle. A strange woman who lives in the mountains by herself befriends Ella, and dresses her up so she can attend the ball. She goes, and is a great success, but must run out at midnight. In her haste, she drops a single glass slipper. The Prince uses the slipper to find her. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Musical | Romance

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29 November 1955 (Japan)  »

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Der gläserne Pantoffel  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Tommy Rall, Jacques d'Amboise and James Mitchell were all considered for the role of Prince Charles. Michael Wilding, despite having no professional dance training, was cast due to the rash of publicity surrounding his marriage to fellow MGM contract player Elizabeth Taylor. See more »

Goofs

The amount of soot on Ella's face changes constantly in the early scenes of the film. See more »

Quotes

Ella: Why, Mrs. Toquet!
Mrs. Toquet: Why not Mrs. Toquet?
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Version of Branca de Neve (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Take My Love
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Helen Deutsch
Sung by Michael Wilding (dubbed by Gilbert Russell) (uncredited)
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Maybe not the best, but still sweet
22 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Granted, Leslie Caron is NOT Cinderella, but I did like Michael Wilding (even though he seemed a bit old for the part), and Estelle Winwood was fantastic. I did like some of the twists, especially the use of subterfuge vs. magic (Ella "Borrows" a dress, rather than having her godmother "Create" one for her). But mostly, I agree with dinky-4, the song "Climbing Rose" is what I remember most about the movie. I'm hoping the score has been released on CD, but haven't found it so far.

By the way, if anyone knows where I can get the sheet music and/or CD for that song, please let me know! I've been looking for the music for what seems like forever!


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