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Cinderella Jones (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 9 March 1946 (USA)
Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides ... See full summary »


Busby Berkeley


Charles Hoffman (screenplay), Philip Wylie (story)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Leslie ... Judy Jones
Robert Alda ... Tommy Coles
Julie Bishop ... Camille
William Prince ... Bart Williams
S.Z. Sakall ... Gabriel Popik
Edward Everett Horton ... Keating
Charles Dingle ... Minland
Ruth Donnelly ... Cora Elliot
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Oliver S. Patch
Hobart Cavanaugh ... George
Charles Arnt ... Mahoney
Chester Clute ... Krencher
Edward Gargan ... Riley (as Ed Gargan)
Margaret Early ... Bashful Girl
Johnny Mitchell ... Soldier


Judy Jones, sings with a band and also works at an aircraft plant. She takes part in a "missing heirs" radio program and is discovered to be an heiress to a fortune. But the will provides that she must be married by a certain time or lose the inheritance. She then has to decide whether rivals-for-her-hand Tommy Coles or Bart Williams, loves her for herself or for her fortune. What's a girl to do? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

9 March 1946 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed between mid-December 1943 and May 17, 1944, the movie's wide release was held back until March 9, 1946, and then the picture's Manhattan opening at the Strand Theatre followed on March 15, 1946. Snipped out of the release print were several references to "ongoing" World War II, which had ended on August 14, 1945. See more »


Judy Jones: Oh not him... the other one.
Gabriel Popik: Throw him back!
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When the One You Love (Simply Won't Love Back)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Joan Leslie (dubbed by Louanne Hogan)
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Good Fun
22 March 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Judy's a little short in the IQ department, but she stands to inherit big money if only she can decide which boyfriend to marry.

The pro's don't seem to like the movie much. Maltin calls it silly, which it is. But since when does silliness mean a movie isn't amusing. Okay, maybe my standards aren't high enough, still I found the madcap a lot of fun, with one of the best supporting casts on record. Nonetheless, it's really a Joan Leslie showcase, showing what a lovely and talented light comedienne she is.

Then again, show me any other film where phony tough guy Elisha Cook Jr. dons glasses and plays it for laughs, (Bogart must be turning over in his grave). Then there's 'Cuddles' Sakall who in my book is mainly a matter of taste, but is not too, too cuddly here; at the same time Edward Everett Horton gets a surprisingly non-addled role for a change. And competing for the delectable Ms Leslie are Alan Alda's dad Robert and William Prince as the sleek professor. So who will win. Shrewdly, we don't find out til the end.

To ease things along, there're also a few easy-to-take songs tossed in. But the star is really the fetching Ms Leslie who, for some reason, never quite got the career her talent deserved. Here she plays the lovable Judy with both humor and lots of verve. But whatever you do, don't let her Judy Jones fix you a sandwich, unless you like bubbles on your mayonnaise.

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