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Cinderella (1947)

Zolushka (original title)
A young woman forced into servitude by her step-family gets a chance to attend the royal ball.

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Evgeniy Shvarts (as Ye. Shvarts)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Yanina Zheymo ... Cinderella
Aleksey Konsovskiy ... Prince (as A. Konsovsky)
Erast Garin ... King (as E. Garin)
Faina Ranevskaya ... Stepmother (as F. Ranevskaya)
Yelena Yunger Yelena Yunger ... Daughter (as Ye. Yunger)
Tatyana Sezenyovskaya Tatyana Sezenyovskaya ... Daughter (as T. Zezenyovskaya)
Vasiliy Merkurev ... Forester (as V. Merkuryev)
Aleksandr Rumnev Aleksandr Rumnev ... Pas de Trois (as A. Rumnyov)
Varvara Myasnikova ... Fairy (as V. Myasnikova)
Igor Klemenkov Igor Klemenkov ... Page
Sergey Filippov ... Corporal (as S. Filippov)
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A young woman forced into servitude by her step-family gets a chance to attend the royal ball.

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Trivia

One of many post WW2 Soviet movies that set the stage for future actors during the Stalin era. See more »

Quotes

King: [to prince] Why won't you talk?
Prince: [Smitten by Cinderella] I can't.
King: [to Cinderella] Don't believe him, he can talk! He talks very well. He even recites poetry.
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Connections

Version of The Glass Slipper (1955) See more »

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Even without a knowledge of Russian, I enjoyed this film tremendously!
26 February 2015 | by RschulenbergSee all my reviews

I don't understand. Russian but I enjoyed every minute of it! When I think that this was made just after WW II, it's even more amazing as it has such a lavish look to it. Several of the Russian speaking reviewers refer to the jokes and witty dialogue which, of course, I missed but there was so much to enjoy visually that I didn't feel that I was missing anything. The beautiful "exterior" sets are particularly charming and have a perfect Fairy Tale feeling to them! There appears to be a use of miniatures although if they were, everything looks so good that it's impossible to know. It's just that so many of the sets are so large it's difficult to imagine that they were full size. I was similarly impressed by the special effects which were, I believe, exceptional for the period. When I think that this was made during the Stalinist period, i'm impressed that the film appears to be free of any hint of a political message although if I understood the language, I might have detected some subtle references. I would really recommend this - even if, like me, you don't understand Russian. And P.S., I'm also stunned to know the ages of the Prince and Cinderella! The whole time I thought they were extremely gifted teenagers!


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

16 May 1947 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinderella See more »

Company Credits

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Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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