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Cinderfella (1960)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 18 December 1960 (USA)
This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and ... See full summary »

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Frank Tashlin

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Frank Tashlin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jerry Lewis ... Cinderfella
Ed Wynn ... Fairy Godfather
Judith Anderson ... Wicked Stepmother
Henry Silva ... Maximilian
Robert Hutton ... Rupert
Count Basie ... Count Basie
Joe Williams ... Band Vocalist
Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Princess Charming
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This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and Rupert. As he slaves away for his nasty step-family, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Fella's father has supposedly hidden on the estate. Meanwhile, hoping to restore her dwindling fortunes, the stepmother plans a fancy ball in honor of the visiting Princess Charmein whom she hopes will marry Rupert. Eventually, Fella's Fairy Godfather shows up to convince him that he has a shot at winning the Princess himself. Written by phillindholm

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinderfella See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jerry Lewis' musical entrance down the grand staircase was done in one take, a Lewis trademark. But his seven-second rush up the same 63 steps put too much of a strain on his heart and landed him in the hospital. In a 2011 interview Lewis said he suffered his first heart attack while making this film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Fella is pulling a tray up from the dumb-waiter, a hand is seen pulling away from the tray. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lawyer: ...and being of sound mind, and in full possession of my faculties, and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, I write my last will and testament. I leave my estate and all my worldly goods to my dear wife, Emily. In the knowledge that she will take loving care of my son, Fella.
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Connections

Version of Cinderella (1947) See more »

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Somebody
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Sung by Jerry Lewis
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Could Have Been Better!
1 August 2019 | by dweilermg-1See all my reviews

As a pre-teen at a Saturday matinee I enjoyed this Jerry Lewis movie but watching it as an adult I realize it could have been much better. Jerry used Anna Maria Alberghetti as a mere character actress as the princess failing to use her talents to full potential making this a bit more of a musical comedy. In spite of a great cast Jerry could have produced something greater than a grade-B comedy more in a class with some of his better movies. Missed opportunities indeed!


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