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Cinderfella (1960)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 18 December 1960 (USA)
This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writer:

Frank Tashlin
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jerry Lewis ... Cinderfella
Ed Wynn ... Fairy Godfather
Judith Anderson ... Wicked Stepmother
Henry Silva ... Maximilian
Robert Hutton ... Rupert
Count Basie ... Count Basie
Joe Williams ... Band Vocalist
Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Princess Charming
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Storyline

This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and Rupert. As he slaves away for his nasty step-family, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Fella's father has supposedly hidden on the estate. Meanwhile, hoping to restore her dwindling fortunes, the stepmother plans a fancy ball in honor of the visiting Princess Charmein whom she hopes will marry Rupert. Eventually, Fella's Fairy Godfather shows up to convince him that he has a shot at winning the Princess himself. Written by phillindholm

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aschenblödel See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jerry Lewis commissioned Norman Rockwell to do the film's promotional art. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Fella is pulling a tray up from the dumb-waiter, a hand is seen pulling away from the tray. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lawyer: ...and being of sound mind, and in full possession of my faculties, and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, I write my last will and testament. I leave my estate and all my worldly goods to my dear wife, Emily. In the knowledge that she will take loving care of my son, Fella.
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Connections

Version of Cinderella (1907) See more »

Soundtracks

The Princess Waltz (Once Upon A Time)
Music by Harry Warren and Walter Scharf
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Sung by Jerry Lewis
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I loved this movie!
23 August 2006 | by soweird7See all my reviews

My mom told my sister and I she saw this movie when she was very young and absolutely loved it. So, I did what my mom wanted me too, was to Netflix it, and when it finally came, we all sat down to watch it. And...it was so awesome! I love Jerry Lewis. I've never seen a movie by him, and he was hilarious. I loved his singing too. He was amazingly great. I wasn't expecting him to be terrible or anything, but you know. I loved all the things he did. Just some simple things made it hilarious. I loved it! I think any kid maybe about 4 or older will love this. I am 14, and I enjoyed it so much. It's a movie I'll definitely have my children watch! It's an amazing movie, that I think anyone will love. This movie is definitely recommended.


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