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Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

Tri orísky pro Popelku (original title)
Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

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Popelka
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Prince
Carola Braunbock ...
Mother
Rolf Hoppe ...
King
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Dana Hlavácová ...
Dora (as Daniela Hlavácová)
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Kamil
Jaroslav Drbohlav ...
Vítek
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Vincek
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Housekeeper
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Princess Drobena
Jan Sus ...
Hind
Milos Vavruska ...
Huntsman
Jirí Ruzicka ...
Cook
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The film stars Libuse Safránková as the title character, a young woman who is put upon by her stepmother and stepsisters. The film employs a twist, though, when a handsome prince comes knocking. Cinderella does not simply fall into the prince's arms. In this version, he must actively pursue the young woman who is a skilled sharpshooter prone to wearing hunting outfits. Cinderella also has three wishes at her disposal, gained from three magic nuts. Written by Ørnås

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16 November 1973 (Czechoslovakia)  »

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Three Nuts for Cinderella  »

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Shown on Norwegian, German, Swiss, Czech and Slovak television every Christmas. See more »

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Referenced in Hvezdná párty: Episode #1.9 (2016) See more »

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Melodie beze slov
Music by Karel Svoboda
Performed by Jitka Molavcová
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A wonderful adaptation of a fantastic fairytale
11 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a child I watched this on a rerun and fell for the enchanting story which whisked me away into a fantasy far from my own rather boring life. I remember being on holiday when it was showing and begging my father to get us home in time to be able to watch it on TV. The story is simply magical and for any audience still holds a romance all of its own. Anyone who has not seen it should watch it and if you remember it then you will know just what I am saying.

I am trying to get hold of it on DVD but so far unsuccessfully.... If anyone knows where I may get hold of a copy then please do send me an e-mail (simonhbailey@blueyonder.co.uk) I would be very grateful.

This is one show that has stayed firmly fixed in my memory and I would love to be able to see it again sometime.


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