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The Glass Slipper (1955)

Tomboyish outcast "Cinder" Ella and the duke's charming son Charles fall in love in this comedic rendition of the classic fairy tale.

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

Helen Deutsch (libretto), Helen Deutsch (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leslie Caron ... Ella
Michael Wilding ... Prince Charles
Keenan Wynn ... Kovin
Estelle Winwood ... Mrs. Toquet
Elsa Lanchester ... Widow Sonder
Barry Jones ... Duke
Amanda Blake ... Birdena
Lisa Daniels Lisa Daniels ... Serafina
Lurene Tuttle ... Cousin Loulou
Liliane Montevecchi ... Tehara
Les Ballets de Paris Les Ballets de Paris ... Dancers
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Storyline

In a small pleasant European village, there is one unhappy person: Ella. She is despised by everyone, and mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Out feeling miserable one day, Ella meets a handsome young man, who falls for her. He is really Prince Charles, the son of the Duke, but he tells her he is the son of the cook, and invites her to a great ball at the Duke's castle. A strange woman who lives in the mountains by herself befriends Ella, and dresses her up so she can attend the ball. She goes, and is a great success, but must run out at midnight. In her haste, she drops a single glass slipper. The Prince uses the slipper to find her. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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A screenful of romance, music, spectacular in radiant COLOR


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1955 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der gläserne Pantoffel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,998,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

This film did poorly at the box office resulting in a loss of $387,000 ($3.5M in 2016) for MGM according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

The amount of soot on Ella's face changes constantly in the early scenes of the film. See more »

Quotes

Ella: Who is Mrs. Toquet?
Widow Sonder: Isn't she the crazy old woman who lives in the woods, she's harmless but she steals.
[adjusting Serafina's stays]
Ella: Has she always been like that? I mean has she always...
Widow Sonder: They say she was once a grand lady and lived on the hill. But she took to reading books and went from bad to worse, stuffed her head with full of ideas, and now she's a bit addled.
Serafina: A bit addled? Oh, Mother! She's as crazy as a cockroach.
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Soundtracks

Take My Love
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Helen Deutsch
Sung by Michael Wilding (dubbed by Gilbert Russell) (uncredited)
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Maybe not the best, but still sweet
22 April 2004 | by caircairSee all my reviews

Granted, Leslie Caron is NOT Cinderella, but I did like Michael Wilding (even though he seemed a bit old for the part), and Estelle Winwood was fantastic. I did like some of the twists, especially the use of subterfuge vs. magic (Ella "Borrows" a dress, rather than having her godmother "Create" one for her). But mostly, I agree with dinky-4, the song "Climbing Rose" is what I remember most about the movie. I'm hoping the score has been released on CD, but haven't found it so far.

By the way, if anyone knows where I can get the sheet music and/or CD for that song, please let me know! I've been looking for the music for what seems like forever!


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