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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

I think the Slipper & The Rose is one of the best Cinderella movies of all time. It is has more charm and romance than most versions do and it also has the best prince I've seen out of all the versions that have been done. He is manly and has strong conviction in marrying for love rather than duty which any girl would want to hear. The music is beautiful, witty, fun, and engaging. My sister and I grew up watching it and still love it just as much today. It is longer than most Cinderella movies but the layers of complication and attention to details many versions leave out makes it more enjoyable. I think this has been a film neglected far to long and wish everyone could see it and fall in love with it as we have. The protocol song is very witty, and the dreaming of the night I had with you song captures the romance, hope, and fantasy of the story for both the prince and Cinderella. But the positioning song helps people appreciate servitude from the practical side of things. They all dare to dream, from servant to royalty. Enjoy this film and share it with all you meet!

Deanna Sloan

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)

That the movie is well loved in some circles does not surprise me, but I'm afraid I was most struck with just how long it takes for things to get moving in the this two-and-a-half hour movie. Again, I wouldn't say it was bad; I'd just say that it was not for me.

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