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

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





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Filmed in Austria, this British-made musical retells the story of Cinderella as it is found in books of fairy tales. The Prince, Edward, is played by Richard Chamberlain, Cinderella by Gemma Craven. In her role as the Prince's witty mother, Dame Edith Evans provides many of the movie's highlights. The musical score and songs written by Richard Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who also provided the music to the movie Mary Poppins, were nominated for Academy Awards. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Romance, Art House & International, Classics, Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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On DVD: Oct 2, 2001


Gemma Craven
as Cinderella
Annette Crosbie
as Fairy Godmother
Edith Evans
as Dowager Queen
Kenneth More
as Chamberlain
John Turner
as Major Domo
Keith Skinner
as Willoughby
Polly Williams
as Lady Caroline
Norman Bird
as Dress Shop Proprieto...
Peter Graves
as General
Geoffrey Bayldon
as Archbishop
Tim Barrett
as Minister
André Morell
as Bride's Father
Myrtle Reed
as Bride's Mother
Tessa Dahl
as Princess
Patrick Jordan
as Prince's Guard
Rocky Taylor
as Prince's Guard
Valentine Dyall
as Second Major Domo
Gerald Sim
as First Lord of the Na...
Ina Clare
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A cutely off-kilter riff on a familiar story, with just enough peculiar fascination with the unexplored ramifications of that story to feel like its own thing.

Full Review… | March 20, 2015
Antagony & Ecstasy

September 26, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella


There isn't much that the Sherman Brothers have been involved with that I do not like, but this was sadly an exception. I was surprised because it is a version of Cinderella that has great reviews and I had high expectations for it. I really disagree with what people have said. It's a very long and boring movie with no memorable songs. (First and only viewing - 10/21/2010)

Overall, this is a cute little retelling of Cinderella, with likable songs by the Sherman Brothers and some fantastic dance numbers. However, it runs into the same problem many adaptations of Cinderella do: Cinderella herself is a boring character. She goes along with what she is told to do and seldom seems to have any thoughts not actually put into her head. Some adaptations make Cinderella an extremely kind character who is loyal and loving to her stepfamily because thinking ill of anyone is impossible. Some make her feisty and independent but set up a clear reason why she has to stay in her abusive home. Unfortunately, The Slipper and the Rose goes neither way, so Cinderella remains a bland character. I rooted for the Prince, but Cinderella barely even registered on my radar.

Now, all that to say... this isn't at all a bad movie. Like I said, the songs are fun, and all the characters except for Cinderella herself are interesting to watch (the Fairy Godmother especially has some fun new character aspects in this version). It's a cute story but doesn't delve far enough beyond fairy tale archetypes to flesh out the characters I wanted them to.

best version of cinderella hands down, and one of the VERY few musicals i like. definitely add to your collection

Chris Kawaii

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