7.1/10
2,025
70 user 11 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith, including Saturday's live event.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

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

People who liked this also liked... 

Cinderella (TV Movie 1965)
Musical | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

1965 TV-version of the classic fairy tale, set to a Rodgers and Hammerstein score.

Director: Charles S. Dubin
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, Celeste Holm
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Eddie thinks it is time for his father to remarry. However, in his opinion his father's taste in women leaves much to be desired. He believes the girl next door would be a far better choice...

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Glenn Ford, Ron Howard, Shirley Jones
Cinderella (TV Special 1957)
Musical | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The first of three TV versions of the classic fairy tale that featured a Rodgers and Hammerstein score.

Director: Ralph Nelson
Stars: Julie Andrews, Ilka Chase, Edie Adams
Pollyanna (1960)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.

Director: David Swift
Stars: Jane Wyman, Hayley Mills, Richard Egan
Family | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A family flees the city for the wilderness. They learn to live with nature and more importantly, that when one has family, one has everything.

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Susan Damante, Robert Logan, Hollye Holmes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Gemma Craven ...
...
...
Dowager Queen
Christopher Gable ...
John
...
...
...
Chamberlain
Julian Orchard ...
Montague
Lally Bowers ...
...
Palatine
Rosalind Ayres ...
Isobella
...
Major Domo
Keith Skinner ...
Willoughby
Polly Williams ...
Lady Caroline
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

9 April 1976 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Cinderella  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Dowager Queen: He can write what he likes, so long as he clears this room. There are too many people in it by far. Most of them not worth the candle.
See more »

Connections

Version of Cendrillon (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Once I Was Loved
Composed by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Gemma Craven
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The best version of Cinderella there is!
24 January 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The Slipper and The Rose is a beautiful version of the Cinderella story with picturesque scenery, excellent design and costume and lots of 70's soft-focus romantic-type shooting.

This isn't a run-of-the-mill Cinderella story. You actually get some depth of character motivation. The characters are generally extremely believable - the "wicked" stepmother not being hideous enough for one to question why anyone would marry her and the "ugly" sisters, both slim and quite pretty, but instead ugly from the inside.

This film is brilliantly cast with some of the finest British actors/comedy actors of all time (Kenneth More, Annette Crosbie to name two!). Richard Chamberlain acts, dances, sings! Gemma Craven is radiant. She has a beautiful voice and does a great job with a very passive character. Let's face it, in the traditional story of Cinderella (as this is), she doesn't really make any decisions except that she might quite like to go to the ball.

It's just great to see people cast on ability, not solely looks/cleavage/plastic surgery, (although I suppose the features all fit a certain time-period of what was considered beautiful.)

The script is very witty and intelligent and I love the songs.. Fantastic music. Lyrics aren't dumbed down at all! Words of more than one syllable. What other musical has a song with the title "Protocoligorically Correct" in it? None, I should imagine!

Incidentally, I believe Sherman & Sherman who did the songs/music also did Mary Poppins (i.e. supercalifragilisticexpialadocious). Perhaps they just like long words.

This is believable escapism, and apart from the odd haircut here and there and occasional choreography, doesn't really date.

I love it. It's magical. A great family film.


23 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?