7.9/10
7,355
48 user 25 critic

Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

Tri orísky pro Popelku (original title)
Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director:

Václav Vorlícek

Writers:

Bozena Nemcová (story), Frantisek Pavlícek (as Bohumila Zelenková)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The old King (Vladimír Mensík) is not satisfied with his four children. It is high time for the Princesses to get married and for the Prince to assume the reign. Once the King sets out to ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek
Stars: Juraj Durdiak, Libuse Safránková, Vladimír Mensík
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The king Dalimil and the queen Eliska waited to see a longed-for offspring - a daughter Ruzenka. But Eliska's envious and bad sister Melánie curses her. When Ruzenka becomes 17 years old ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek
Stars: Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Milena Dvorská
Family | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A Czech fairy tale about a princess named Lada who runs away from home in a mouse fur disguise in order to escape an unwanted and forced marriage.

Director: Martin Fric
Stars: Frantisek Smolík, Martin Ruzek, Marie Kyselková
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A small princess in a small kingdom in Adventureland disappears on Christmas eve. She has gone out to find the Christmas Star. The Queen follows and the King curses the Christmas Star, so it disappears for years, until young Sonja arrives.

Director: Ola Solum
Stars: Hanne Krogh, Knut Risan, Bente Børsum
Tretí princ (1983)
Family | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Once upon a time there was a prince, Jaroslav, who's two other brothers had fallen in love with a beautiful and yet mysterious princess from a painting. His brothers had gone far away to ... See full summary »

Director: Antonín Moskalyk
Stars: Libuse Safránková, Pavel Trávnícek, Ludek Munzar
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Saxana has the enthusiasm, but lacks the right talent to become a witch. So she's kept in for 300 years - nothing unusual for a sorceress' school. Being bored, she skims through the ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek
Stars: Petra Cernocká, Jan Hrusínský, Jan Kraus
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

This is a witty and charming, Pop-Art fairytale featuring Czechoslovak popular cultural icons. Then-20-year-old composer Jan Hammer after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia immigrated ... See full summary »

Director: Borivoj Zeman
Stars: Helena Vondrácková, Václav Neckár, Bohus Záhorský
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Petr's greedy stepmother steals everything from her stepson. Meanwhile, Petr meets two daughters of a local duke. He falls in love with one of them, but she is very proud and Petr means ... See full summary »

Director: Hynek Bocan
Stars: Vladimír Dlouhý, Ondrej Vetchý, Jana Dítetová
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Klaus lives with his two brothers Kunz and Franz in a little village. Together, they ply their trade as cobblers in a small workshop. But the workload rests mainly on the shoulders of ... See full summary »

Director: Siegfried Hartmann
Stars: Kaspar Eichel, Uwe-Detlev Jessen, Peter Dommisch
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Borivoj Zeman
Stars: Alena Vránová, Vladimír Ráz, Stanislav Neumann
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In an enchanted forest, the princely brothers Michael and Andreas get lost and are transformed, by a mountain spirit who jealously guards his underground treasure, into animals until the ... See full summary »

Director: Siegfried Hartmann
Stars: Julie Juristová, Katrin Martin, Pavel Trávnícek
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Three veterans are given magic artifacts by elves that can magically create gold, servants and any other object. They encounter greedy characters and one of them falls in love with a princess.

Director: Oldrich Lipský
Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Petr Cepek, Josef Somr
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Libuse Safránková ... Popelka
Pavel Trávnícek ... Prince
Carola Braunbock ... Mother
Rolf Hoppe ... King
Karin Lesch ... Queen
Dana Hlavácová ... Dora (as Daniela Hlavácová)
Jan Libícek ... Preceptor
Vítezslav Jandák ... Kamil
Jaroslav Drbohlav ... Vítek
Vladimír Mensík ... Vincek
Míla Myslíková ... Housekeeper
Helena Ruzicková ... Princess Drobena
Jan Sus Jan Sus ... Hind
Milos Vavruska ... Huntsman
Jirí Ruzicka Jirí Ruzicka ... Cook
Edit

Storyline

The film stars Libuse Safránková as the title character, a young woman who is put upon by her stepmother and stepsisters. The film employs a twist, though, when a handsome prince comes knocking. Cinderella does not simply fall into the prince's arms. In this version, he must actively pursue the young woman who is a skilled sharpshooter prone to wearing hunting outfits. Cinderella also has three wishes at her disposal, gained from three magic nuts. Written by Ørnås

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

German | Czech

Release Date:

16 November 1973 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Nuts for Cinderella See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Playwright and screenwriter Frantisek Pavlícek was blacklisted by totalitarian regime in Czechoslovakia at the time. In the credits is therefore given name of Bohumila Zelenková. During the production, only Zelenková, director Václav Vorlícek and Barrandov Studios' executive Ota Hofman knew who the real author of the screenplay is. See more »

Goofs

When Cinderella enters the dance hall at the palace, in the reverse shot the female extra to her right, in the white gown, looks at the camera twice. See more »


Soundtracks

Kdepak ty ptácku hnízdo más
Music by Karel Svoboda
Lyrics by Jirí Staidl
Performed by Karel Gott
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
my favorite childhood movie
6 December 2004 | by annaesserSee all my reviews

Growing up in Germany in the 70's and 80's, this movie was one of my favorites. Today it continues to be aired on several German TV channels every year, typically around Christmas, and it has an almost cult following among all my childhood friends and their families. I have never seen the English version, so I cannot comment on dialogue, but the dubbed into German version was enchanting. It is not your typical fairy tale adaptation by story, with a wonderful cast and musical score.


34 of 37 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 48 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed