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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)
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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 ... Cook
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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

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Language:

German | Czech

Release Date:

16 November 1973 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Nuts for Cinderella See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film started in the CSSR with 400 copies. For a long time, all screenings were sold out. 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

Melodie beze slov
Music by Karel Svoboda
Performed by Jitka Molavcová
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A wonderful adaptation of a fantastic fairytale
11 January 2006 | by simonhbaileySee all my reviews

As a child I watched this on a rerun and fell for the enchanting story which whisked me away into a fantasy far from my own rather boring life. I remember being on holiday when it was showing and begging my father to get us home in time to be able to watch it on TV. The story is simply magical and for any audience still holds a romance all of its own. Anyone who has not seen it should watch it and if you remember it then you will know just what I am saying.

I am trying to get hold of it on DVD but so far unsuccessfully.... If anyone knows where I may get hold of a copy then please do send me an e-mail (simonhbailey@blueyonder.co.uk) I would be very grateful.

This is one show that has stayed firmly fixed in my memory and I would love to be able to see it again sometime.


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