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The Glass Slipper (1955)

Tomboyish outcast "Cinder" Ella and the duke's charming son Charles fall in love in this comedic rendition of the classic fairy tale.

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

Helen Deutsch (libretto), Helen Deutsch (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leslie Caron ... Ella
Michael Wilding ... Prince Charles
Keenan Wynn ... Kovin
Estelle Winwood ... Mrs. Toquet
Elsa Lanchester ... Widow Sonder
Barry Jones ... Duke
Amanda Blake ... Birdena
Lisa Daniels Lisa Daniels ... Serafina
Lurene Tuttle ... Cousin Loulou
Liliane Montevecchi ... Tehara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Storyline

In a small pleasant European village, there is one unhappy person: Ella. She is despised by everyone, and mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Out feeling miserable one day, Ella meets a handsome young man, who falls for her. He is really Prince Charles, the son of the Duke, but he tells her he is the son of the cook, and invites her to a great ball at the Duke's castle. A strange woman who lives in the mountains by herself befriends Ella, and dresses her up so she can attend the ball. She goes, and is a great success, but must run out at midnight. In her haste, she drops a single glass slipper. The Prince uses the slipper to find her. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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A screenful of romance, music, spectacular in radiant COLOR


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1955 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der gläserne Pantoffel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,998,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,971,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,435,360
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Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Originally conceived as a vehicle for Moira Shearer. See more »

Goofs

When Ella is leaving the ball/castle, it is obviously daylight outside though the clock said midnight. See more »

Quotes

Ella: The son of cook in the palace of the Duc.
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Connections

Version of Sinderella & Me (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Take My Love
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Helen Deutsch
Sung by Michael Wilding (dubbed by Gilbert Russell) (uncredited)
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Yet another retelling of "Cinderella"...but this time it's Leslie Caron and MGM
7 May 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Leslie Caron was the perfect choice to play Cinderella, a scruffy, rebellious girl living with her step-mother and step-sisters, "not quite a servant and not quite a member of the family". Caron reunites here with much of the team from her best movie "Lili", and if the results are not quite as memorable it may be because the story has been exhausted. Still, director Charles Walters paces it carefully (some may say sluggishly) and keeps the outré magic of the tale to a minimum. The droll observation/narration is dryly amusing and the step-family isn't overly nasty to Caron (they treat her more like a black sheep than a housemaid). The MGM production is modest, but the cast is all quite colorful and the musical direction and balletic fantasy sequences are very good. Lovely, a bit tepid, but sweet and simple. **1/2 from ****


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