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The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)

In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King (Sir Michael Hordern) and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward (Richard Chamberlain) wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile... See full summary »

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

Bryan Forbes (screenplay), Robert B. Sherman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Prince Edward
Gemma Craven ... Cinderella
Annette Crosbie ... Fairy Godmother
Edith Evans ... Dowager Queen
Christopher Gable ... John
Michael Hordern ... King
Margaret Lockwood ... Stepmother
Kenneth More ... Chamberlain
Julian Orchard ... Montague
Lally Bowers ... Queen
Sherrie Hewson ... Palatine
Rosalind Ayres ... Isobella
John Turner ... Major Domo
Keith Skinner ... Willoughby
Polly Williams ... Lady Caroline
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Storyline

In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King (Sir Michael Hordern) and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward (Richard Chamberlain) wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella (Gemma Craven) finds life drastically altered with her father's death, as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. But a cheery Fairy Godmother (Annette Crosbie) helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-finding ball. But when the magic wears off, and the prince with shoe-in-hand searches for Cinderella and finds her, what is going to happen to Euphrania without the needed marriage alliance to prevent war? Written by Kathy Li

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You'll forget every other love story you ever saw . . . or sang to. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Fred was the pet dog of Emma Forbes, ten-year-old daughter of Writer and Director Bryan Forbes. See more »

Quotes

Dowager Queen: He can write what he likes, so long as he clears this room. There are too many people in it by far. Most of them not worth the candle.
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Crazy Credits

At the climactic ball scene, the main characters approach the camera in pairs, bow (as their names appear onscreen) and then join the dance, starting with featured players and working up the cast list to Gemma Craven and Richard Chamberlain. See more »

Alternate Versions

NBC edited 16 minutes from this film for its 1981 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Version of Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Position and Positioning
Composed by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Christopher Gable, John Turner, Paul Schmitzburger,
Jenny Lee Wright, and Peter Leeming
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Creative Take on the Classis Cinderella Story
2 July 2005 | by morenoapb3See all my reviews

This is a very clever and entertaining remake of Cinderella, with wonderful music, beautiful costumes and scenery, and a very talented ensemble cast. It also has a good deal of dry wit, particularly from the King, played marvelously by Michael Hordern, which sets it apart from other productions of Cinderella. It also features Richard Chamberlain trying his hand at his first musical, in the role of Prince Edward, the royal heir to the throne of Euphrania, who simply wants to marry for love, not political expediency. He is terrific in this role--handsome, aristocratic, with a very pleasant singing voice, and extremely graceful on the dance floor--he looks very much "The Prince." Gemma Craven is good in the role of Cinderella, and I particularly like her singing in the haunting "Tell Him Anything." The song "Secret Kingdom" with Richard and Gemma is beautiful, and one of the highlights of the entire movie. Though the film itself runs a little too long, I still love all the fine performances from this very talented cast, and recommend it to anyone who enjoys the musical genre.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin | French

Release Date:

25 March 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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