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Ella Cinders (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 6 June 1926 (USA)
Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Mervyn LeRoy (story), Frank Griffin (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Colleen Moore ... Ella Cinders
Lloyd Hughes ... Waite Lifter
Vera Lewis ... Ma Cinders
Doris Baker Doris Baker ... Lotta Pill
Emily Gerdes Emily Gerdes ... Prissy Pill
Mike Donlin ... Film Studio Gateman
Jed Prouty ... Mayor
Jack Duffy ... Fire Chief
Harry Allen Harry Allen ... Photographer
Alfred E. Green ... Director
D'Arcy Corrigan ... Editor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madalynne Field Madalynne Field
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Storyline

Poor Ella Cinders is much abused by her evil step-mother and step-sisters. When she wins a local beauty contest she jumps at the chance to get out of her dead-end life and go to Hollywood, where she is promised a job in the movies. When she arrives in Hollywood, she discoves that the contest was a scam and the job non-existant. But through pluck, luck, and talent, she makes it in the movies anyway, and finds true love. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Taglines:

Ella Cinders - Cinderella of the Movies. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

ELLA CINDERS had its world premiere in Buffalo, New York at Shea's Buffalo Theatre, on 31 May 1926. (Buffalo Evening News, 28 May 1926) See more »

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Featured in Lost Forever (2011) See more »

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Delightful Colleen Moore Sparkles And Shines
28 September 2003 | by overseer-3See all my reviews

I watched this silent comedy with Colleen Moore and gorgeous Lloyd Hughes with my 6 year old daughter and we were rapt with attention all the way through. This film boasts a touching sweet romance, and many fine and unique comedy moments, such as Ella getting her picture taken for a beauty contest and having a fly land on her nose, and Lloyd's character using the missing shoe for measurements to buy her a pair of dress shoes when she goes off to Hollywood.

Unlike one commentator here however I didn't care for that organ score. I heard some copyrighted song musical phrases in there that were misplaced too, like a strain from Dr. Zhivago! Weird.

If you love Colleen Moore or want to learn more about her this is a film not to be missed. She was an excellent comedienne, even better than Mabel Normand.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

6 June 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kari Træstak See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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