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The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)

In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically ... See full summary »

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Airs Fri. Feb. 24, 3:45 PM on TCM

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Gemma Craven ...
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Dowager Queen
Christopher Gable ...
John
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Chamberlain
Julian Orchard ...
Montague
Lally Bowers ...
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Palatine
Rosalind Ayres ...
Isobella
John Turner ...
Major Domo
Keith Skinner ...
Willoughby
Polly Williams ...
Lady Caroline
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In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-finding ball. But when the magic wears off, and the prince with shoe-in-hand searches for Cinderella and finds her, what is going to happen to Euphrania without the needed marriage alliance to prevent war? Written by Kathy Li

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You'll forget every other love story you ever saw . . . or sang to.


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9 April 1976 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La zapatilla y la rosa  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Cinderella is seen swinging on a chair surrounded by climbing flowers while she is in exile is a direct reference to the well-known painting "The Swing" by Jean-Honore Fragonard, a famous French artist who was praised for his use of color. Details of Cinderella's costume and setting are similar to Fragonard's painting, right down to the color of her dress and the style of her hat. See more »

Quotes

Prince Edward: [singing] I'd have a chance to pick and choose/I'd have a chance to win or lose/And maybe one of us would have a chance to live/Before we die!
Dowager Queen: [suddenly waking] Die? Who's died?
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Connections

Referenced in Countdown: Episode #72.28 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

What A Comforting Thing To Know
Composed by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Richard Chamberlain and Christopher Gable
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A wonderful movie finally coming to video in America!!

This story of Cinderella is the best version I have ever ever seen. Richard Chamberlain is wonderful and Gemma Craven is positively charming.

Filmed partly on location in Austria, the scenery is beautiful and the sets and costumes very authentic. Part of what makes this movie so great is that the music helps tell the story. The music is beautiful and the lyrics, although at times very comical, are very important in building the characters, and expressing their emotions.

Perhaps one of the most interesting points of this movie is the fact that they address the question of Cinderella not being of Royal blood. It actually adds a nice twist to the story, but of course, Cinderella eventually gets her Prince.

This brilliant musical has been my ultimate favorite since I was about 12 years old. And at long last, it is finally coming to VHS and DVD.


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