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The Glass Slipper (1955)

Unrated  |   |  Musical, Romance  |  29 November 1955 (Japan)
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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 step-mother and step-sisters. 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)  »

Also Known As:

Der gläserne Pantoffel  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Originally conceived as a vehicle for Moira Shearer. See more »

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

Quotes

Kovin: [taps charles with his pipe] You're not well Charles. You're not yourself.
Kovin: Kovin: You know what ails you. Careful Charles, remember your special weakness.
Prince Charles: [playing the melody to "climbing rose" on the piano] She's frightened sad and hurt. afraid to hope, expecting ridicule. A tender heart half afraid to love.
Kovin: Oh careful Charles.
Prince Charles: [upset, he stops playing] Why be careful? Every man has his own special vulnerability. I once knew a man who couldn't resist fat women; women with rolls. Another who fell ...
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Version of Cinderella (1974) 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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A film of delicate charm
19 January 2001 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

MGM probably hoped for another "Lili" by casting Leslie Caron as the lead in a live-action version of Cinderella. While this effort didn't quite meet with the success of that earlier film, it still delighted a number of people who continue to hold fond memories of the production. Leslie Caron makes an irresistably appealing "Ella" and Estelle Winwood is a glorious fairy-godmother but Michael Wilding does tend to be a rather bland Prince Charming. Watch for Amanda Blake (Miss Kitty on "Gunsmoke")as one of the selfish stepsisters. And just try, after seeing this movie, NOT to hum, "Climbing rose, on the wall ... "


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