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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 »

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Alfred E. Green

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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 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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A COMEDY ON THE MOVIES WITH THE IRREPRESSIBLE COLEEN MOORE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kari Træstak See more »

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Runtime:

(edited)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Had its Los Angeles premiere on Friday, July 2, 1926, two days before America turned 150 years old. This was the second Colleen Moore film of 1926; it has become the most famous film of her career. See more »

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An updated Cinderella
12 March 2000 | by psteierSee all my reviews

A better than average comedy of the period that includes a backstage look at Hollywood. It includes a scene with Harry Langdon playing his typical screen character.

Best scenes are Ella on the lam backstage at a Hollywood studio; at the photo studio; Ella's first cigar and the eye exercises. Some of the womens costumes and the titles are also very good.


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