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Mister Cinders (1934)

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Bill is an all-day-worker at his rich uncle's estate, where he is wanted everywhere and by everyone, even by the local theatre group. He manages his two dull stepbrothers and his altive ... See full summary »

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Jim Lancaster
Zelma O'Neal ...
Jill Kemp
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Police Constable Merks
George Western ...
Guy Lancaster (as The Western Brothers)
Kenneth Western ...
Lumley Lancaster (as The Western Brothers)
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Sir George Lancaster
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Henry Kemp
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Mrs. Phipps
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Gaunt
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Esme Church ...
Lady Agatha Lancaster
Mabelle George
Sybil Grove
Lorna Hubbard ...
Minerva Kemp (as Lorna Storm)
Henry Mollison ...
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Julian Royce
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Bill is an all-day-worker at his rich uncle's estate, where he is wanted everywhere and by everyone, even by the local theatre group. He manages his two dull stepbrothers and his altive aunt with unappalling optimism, until a smart Princess Charming disguised as a Fairy Goodmother maid appears and makes him go to a ball that will change his life. British musical twist to the Cinderella story. Written by BSK

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(Ambiphone Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Where's Jim?
Music by Vivian Ellis
Lyrics by Clifford Grey
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Zelma O'Neal in a Starring Role
20 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mister Cinders (1934) is a delightful British musical starring Clifford Mollison and Zelma O'Neal in a take-off of the Cinderella story. Mollison is a poor relation living and working in the mansion of a cousin. The household is dominated by a a social-climbing wife. An American millionaire is saved from drowning by Mollison but the old lady steers the credit toward her bizarre sons. When O'Neal is called to collect daddy, she almost runs over a cop so she exchanges identities with a woman going to the mansion to work as a maid. O'Neal poses as a maid but gets the real story on the old lady and her worthless sons. They all end up at a ball hosted by the millionaire and the story plays out. Mollison is good as Mr. Cinders and it's interesting to see O'Neal in a starring role. She's quite good. Several good songs. Co-stars include Esme Church as the old battleaxe, the odd Western Brothers as her sons, Finlay Currie as the American, W.H. Berry as the dimwitted cop, Edmund Breon as the husband, and Lorna Storm as Minerva. Watching this, it's hard to figure why Zelma O'Neal was basically a bust in films.


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