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

A musical retelling of the classic tale of Cinderella. In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love.


Bryan Forbes


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




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


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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The Royal Performance Film of 1976. One of the Most Acclaimed Motion Pictures to Ever Play London. See more »


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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Version of Cinderella (1922) See more »


Tell Him Anything (But Not That I Love Him)
Composed by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Gemma Craven
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The Long-Lost Top-Notch Musical that I Never Got to See Again
28 November 1999 | by danwimdbSee all my reviews

I, too, have been longing forever (since VCRs appeared) for this musical to become available on video. The Sherman & Sherman (& Morley) songs are perfectly good, and the choreography is super, but what I remember best is the great, iconoclastically non-chalant Fairy Godmother character (Annette Crosbie). I put her among the greatest steal-the-show supporting characters of all time, right along with Nicol Williamson's Merlin in "Excalibur."

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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono | 4-Track Stereo


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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