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 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 <>

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Release Date:

29 November 1955 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Der gläserne Pantoffel  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Ella is leaving the ball/castle, it is obviously daylight outside though the clock said midnight. See more »


Cousin Loulou: I should like to present my cousin Mrs. Sonder, and her two daughters Birdena and Serafina.
Kovin: [interrupts, elbowing his way between Birdena and the Widow] Charles. I beg your pardon.
Birdena: It's a great privilege, Your Highness. I'm looking forward to hearing about your travels.
Serafina: Oh yes! We're very fond of Paris.
Prince Charles: Oh, you know Paris?
Birdena: Oh, we don't precisely know Paris, but we're very devoted to it, aren't we, Cousin Loulou? It's so French!
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Version of Rindercella (1970) See more »


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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