In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically ... See full summary »
Cinderella arrives at the palace at 11:30pm. To accentuate the shortage of time before midnight strikes, the resulting ball sequence is told almost entirely through music. The "Gavotte" leads briskly into "Ten Minutes Ago," "Stepsisters' Lament," "Waltz for a Ball" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful," with only occasional segments of dialogue between the numbers. See more »
The shadow of the boom mic visible on the right side of screen when Cinderella sings "In My Own Little Corner". See more »
Boy, those were the days, weren't they? They did the musical live before millions of Americans. All that choreography, singing, staging, lighting, props getting set, happened live before the cameras, a TV musical with no net. Julie Andrews was granted a short leave of absence from My Fair Lady in order to do it. Lucky for us Lerner and Loewe were so generous to their American counterparts, Rodgers and Hammerstein. I was not quite four when this show appeared, but I was blown away enough to want to go into musical theater from that point on. Yes, those were the days...when TV was used for something more important than selling Viagra.
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