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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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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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I thought I was crazy
8 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought I was crazy because everyone I asked had never seen this movie. I contacted every television station until I found out who aired this movie. Having only seen it once I find it amazing how much of a impact it had on me. I like you all would love to own a copy of this movie and if anyone has a copy then PLEASE contact me at Swepsoni@AOL.com. If not I think we should all contact the T.V. station and request copies or at least for it to be aired again. This is definitely one to keep, cherish and share with those who missed this wonderful adaptation. It has been a pleasure reading all of your comments and knowing that I am not the only one who saw the movie.


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