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Cinderella (1957)

Although mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Cinderella
Howard Lindsay ... King
Dorothy Stickney ... The Queen
... The Stepmother
... Stepsister Portia
... Stepsister Joy
... Fairy Godmother (as Edith Adams)
... Prince Christopher
David F. Perkins ... The Court Tailor
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Eleanor Phelps ... Ensemble
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Although mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.

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31 March 1957 (USA)  »

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Two ball gowns of completely different designs were worn by Julie Andrews. Early publicity stills of the production (some of which still exist today) show Andrews in a traditional, storybook-like tulle skirt gown. This gown was ultimately never used for the broadcast, dismissed as too big and heavy to utilize through all the live broadcast maneuvers. A simpler, sleeveless white sheath fitted closer to Andrews' body was used instead. See more »

Goofs

When performing the duet with the Queen of the reprise of "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?", Jon Cypher as the Prince, accidentally sings a line of the song that was meant to be sung by the Queen, played by Dorothy Stickney. This occurs after he sings the line "Do I want you because you're wonderful?" The camera shifts to the Queen and you can see her open her mouth to sing her line "Or is she wonderful because you want her?" but she remains silent when the Prince goes ahead and mistakenly sings the line from his point of view. According to the interview with Jon Cypher on the DVD release, he didn't realize that he had made the mistake of singing over Dorothy Stickney's line until it was too late, and because it was during a live broadcast, there was nothing either of them can do. If you listen closely, you can also hear that at that point, the orchestra has to catch up with Jon's singing to make up for the mistake. See more »

Quotes

Cinderella: [singing] It's possible!
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Connections

Version of Cinderoncé (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

In My Own Little Corner
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Julie Andrews
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Glorious!
8 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have wanted to see this version of my favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ever since I heard of its existence! I am so happy to have finally had the chance to see it. Julie Andrews was gloriously young and her voice had reached its maturity as she sang her way through this musical that was written (I understand) especially for her! I also enjoyed Jon Cypher's performance...it's a pity he hasn't had the opportunity to sing on screen since this time as he has a beautiful tenor voice. Kaye Ballard and Alice Ghostly were marvelous as the stepsisters, and the King and Queen and stepmother were also a joy to watch. I enjoyed the script of this earlier version so much more than the later Leslie Ann Warren and Brandy versions. Particularly enchanting was the scene between the Prince and Cinderella in the garden during the ball. I can only wish we could see this in color as it was originally broadcast (so I understand) instead of this kine-scope version; but then, at least we have this! What a shame no one had the foresight to record it in color. I will definitely be adding this DVD to our collection. (I already own the other two!)


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