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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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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: Our policemen, father, could not find a missing haystack, let alone a needle!
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Connections

Version of Cinderella (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Can't I Be Two People?
Composed by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Richard Chamberlain
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Creative Take on the Classis Cinderella Story
2 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very clever and entertaining remake of Cinderella, with wonderful music, beautiful costumes and scenery, and a very talented ensemble cast. It also has a good deal of dry wit, particularly from the King, played marvelously by Michael Hordern, which sets it apart from other productions of Cinderella. It also features Richard Chamberlain trying his hand at his first musical, in the role of Prince Edward, the royal heir to the throne of Euphrania, who simply wants to marry for love, not political expediency. He is terrific in this role--handsome, aristocratic, with a very pleasant singing voice, and extremely graceful on the dance floor--he looks very much "The Prince." Gemma Craven is good in the role of Cinderella, and I particularly like her singing in the haunting "Tell Him Anything." The song "Secret Kingdom" with Richard and Gemma is beautiful, and one of the highlights of the entire movie. Though the film itself runs a little too long, I still love all the fine performances from this very talented cast, and recommend it to anyone who enjoys the musical genre.


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