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

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... See full summary »

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Chamberlain ... Prince Edward
Gemma Craven ... Cinderella
Annette Crosbie ... Fairy Godmother
Edith Evans ... Dowager Queen
Christopher Gable 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
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

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

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Sound Mix:

Mono | 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Over eight hundred girls were considered for the part of Cinderella, and around one hundred fifty were interviewed before Gemma Craven was picked. See more »

Quotes

Prince Edward: Our policemen, father, could not find a missing haystack, let alone a needle!
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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 »

Connections

Version of The Wonderful World of Disney: Cinderella (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Once I Was Loved
Composed by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman
Performed by Gemma Craven
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Rainbows raced around the room when I saw this film!
28 June 2000 | by kiiteSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I just wish they'd make a soundtrack so I could listen to the songs in my car. This isn't your average Cinderella story; it's so much better! And this version has added scenes and songs that were omitted in the television and first release versions. I would very much recommend this film if you like fairy tales and humor.


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