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Cindy (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Musical  |  24 March 1978 (USA)
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This version of the Cinderella tale with an all-black cast has Cinderella, who wants to marry a dashing army officer, finding out out that her father, who she thought had an important job ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cindy (as Charlaine Woodard)
Cleavant Derricks ...
Michael Simpson
Mae Mercer ...
Sara Hayes
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Capt. Joe Prince
W. Benson Terry ...
Miles Archer
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Venus
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Olive (as Nell-Ruth Carter)
Scoey Mitchell ...
Cindy's father
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Sergeant
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Swearing-in officer
John Hancock ...
Wilcox
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Flower lady
Graham Brown ...
Minister
Bill Phillips Murry ...
M.C. (as Bill P. Murry)
Don Dandridge ...
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This version of the Cinderella tale with an all-black cast has Cinderella, who wants to marry a dashing army officer, finding out out that her father, who she thought had an important job at a big hotel, is actually the men's room attendant. Her wicked stepmother finds out, too, and complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Cinderella in Harlem  »

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Wonderful, and it straightens out the ending
2 November 2000 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Hey, I recognize this. I surfed into the middle of it on a far-off channel and never knew what it was called. I hit the channel just as the stepsisters were scat-singing about how it's all gonna be happening at the ball. Wonderful stuff. And I was particularly impressed at the un-dumbing of the ending. Let's face it, the traditional Cinderella is nothing but "Who wants to marry a multi-millionaire" and we all know how dumb that is in the twenty-first century. So for this version, the writers used an ending that is equally happy but brings positive values to the fore.


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