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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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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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The Royal Performance Film of 1976. One of the Most Acclaimed Motion Pictures to Ever Play London. See more »


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The dog in the film was the director's own dog, Fred. See more »

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Dowager Queen: [after the wedding has been interrupted by Cinderella's entrance] Is the ceremony over? What a relief!
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Version of Cendrillon (1922) See more »

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A Bride Finding Ball
Composed by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Richard Chamberlain and Julian Orchard
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A wonderful movie finally coming to video in America!!
27 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

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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