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Release Date:
18 December 1960 (USA) See more »
This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jerry Lewis ... Cinderfella

Ed Wynn ... Fairy Godfather

Judith Anderson ... Wicked Stepmother

Henry Silva ... Maximilian

Robert Hutton ... Rupert

Count Basie ... Count Basie

Joe Williams ... Band Vocalist

Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Princess Charming
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shari Lee Bernath ... Jill (uncredited)

Kathie Browne ... (uncredited)
Anne Dore ... Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)

Milton Frome ... Butler (uncredited)

Barry Gordon ... Fella at Age 11 (uncredited)
Stephen Hammer ... Maximilian as a Boy (uncredited)
Stephen Jay ... Jack (uncredited)
Robert Jordan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Richard Klein ... Rupert as a Boy (uncredited)

Norman Leavitt ... Gold Chauffeur (uncredited)

Del Moore ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Nola Thorp ... Cinderella (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tashlin 
Writing credits
Frank Tashlin (written by)

Joe Besser  gag writer (uncredited)
Jerry Lewis  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Ernest D. Glucksman .... associate producer
Jerry Lewis .... producer
Original Music by
Walter Scharf 
Cinematography by
Haskell B. Boggs (director of photography) (as Haskell Boggs)
Film Editing by
Arthur P. Schmidt 
Casting by
Edward R. Morse (unit casting director)
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Sam Comer 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Jack Stone .... makeup artist
Lenore Weaver .... hair stylist
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Rita Bennett .... body makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
William Davidson .... production manager (as William C. Davidson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Axness .... second assistant director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)
Art Department
Eugene Acker .... painter
Cline Jones .... prop shop
Robert McCrellis .... props (as Robert McCrillis)
Barnard Schoefelt .... props
Clarence Fay Konkel .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
A.D. Cook .... cableman
Bud Fehlman .... sound recordist
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Gene Merritt .... sound recordist
Rocky Nelson .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Hal Bell .... stunt double: Jerry Lewis (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Manoogian .... crane operator
Mal Bulloch .... still photographer (uncredited)
James Grant .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Howard Kelly .... gaffer (uncredited)
James Knott .... camera operator (uncredited)
Walter Newman .... grip (uncredited)
Joe Schuster .... electrician (uncredited)
Darrell Turnmire .... key grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sy Devore .... wardrobe: men
Nat Wise .... wardrobe: men
John A. Anderson .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Ruth Stella .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Betty J. Lane .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Nick Castle .... stager: musical numbers
Walter Scharf .... conductor
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Jack Mintz .... assistant to producer
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Marvin Weldon .... script supervisor
George Barris .... builder: 'Golden Sahara' car (uncredited)
Mickey Finn .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Jack Mintz .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Helen Silver .... assistant: Mr. Castle (uncredited)
Doris Turner .... secretary: Mr. Lewis (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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91 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Another song, "Turn It On" by Harry Warren and Jack Brooks was written for this picture but cut from final print.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: In the scene where Fella is pulling a tray up from the dumb-waiter, a hand is seen pulling away from the tray.See more »
[first lines]
Lawyer:...and being of sound mind, and in full possession of my faculties, and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, I write my last will and testament. I leave my estate and all my worldly goods to my dear wife, Emily. In the knowledge that she will take loving care of my son, Fella.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Cinderella (1922)See more »
Let Me Be a People (Plain Old Me)See more »


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The Vidiot Reviews...., 12 September 2015
Author: capone666 from Canada


The reason animals don't dress the men in fairy tales is they have appendages birds could mistake for an earthworm.

Fortunately, nothing is ripped from the body of the lowly wretch is this comedy.

After his mother's death, Fella's (Jerry Lewis) father remarries Emily (Judith Anderson), who has two sons (Henry Silva, Robert Hutton) as wicked as her.

When his father passes, Fella is renamed Cinderfella, and banished to an empty bedroom.

When a ball is held to find a suitor for Princess Charming (Anna Maria Alberghetti) everyone but Cinderfella gets to go. That is until his fairy godfather uses his magic to help him attract the Grand Ducy's eye.

By switching the genders of the main characters, this goofy slapstick version of the fairy tale manages to stand out from the throng of lesser Cinderella adaptations.

However, no princess is ever going to pick-up a man's abandoned smelly shoe.

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