The Glass Slipper (1955)
Ella: Who is Mrs. Toquet?
Widow Sonder: Isn't she the crazy old woman who lives in the woods, she's harmless but she steals.
[adjusting Serafina's stays]
Ella: Has she always been like that? I mean has she always...
Widow Sonder: They say she was once a grand lady and lived on the hill. But she took to reading books and went from bad to worse, stuffed her head with full of ideas, and now she's a bit addled.
Serafina: A bit addled? Oh, Mother! She's as crazy as a cockroach.
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 madly in love with everytime a woman slapped his face, well this is mine.
[smiles, and resumes playing, this time a more jovial variation of the tune]
Prince Charles: Why go against nature?
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!
Mrs. Toquet: What's your name?
Ella: Elle, but they won't even call me by name! They call me, Edwin and Willy and the others, because of the ashes they call me Cinderella.
Mrs. Toquet: Cinderella... Cin-der-el-la. Such a beautiful word, I like it very much. There are other words I like very much, like windowsill and elbow. El-bow. And I like Apple Dumpling too. Apple dumpling, it's a comical word. Apple Dumpling. Pickle Relish! That has a nice snap to it! What happened to your hair?