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





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British director Bryan Forbes gave the fairy-tale form a try with The Slipper and the Rose (subtitled The Story of Cinderella). This may be one of the few versions of the old Cinderella legend where the prince (Richard Chamberlain) is better looking than Cinderella (Gemma Craven). Songs are provided by Richard and Robert Sherman, the sibling tunesmiths responsible for the score of Mary Poppins. The singers include several British luminaries not usually associated with vocalizing, notably Margaret Lockwood, Kenneth More and Dame Edith Evans.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Classics , Kids & Family , Musical & Performing Arts , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Richard Chamberlain
as Prince Edward
Gemma Craven
as Cinderella
Annette Crosbie
as Fairy Godmother
Edith Evans
as Dowager Queen
Kenneth More
as Lord Chamberlain
Julian Orchard
as Montague
Margaret Lockwood
as Stepmother
Polly Williams
as Lady Caroline
Keith Skinner
as Willoughby
Rosalind Ayres
as Isabella
John Turner
as Major Domo
Sherrie Hewson
as Palatine
Norman Bird
as Dress Shop Proprietor
Peter Graves
as General
Gerald Sim
as First Lord of the Navy
Elizabeth Mansfield
as Ladies in Waiting
Ludmilla Nova
as Ladies in Waiting
Geoffrey Bayldon
as Archbishop
Valentine Dyall
as Second Major Domo
Tim Barrett
as Minister
André Morell
as Bride's Father
Myrtle Reed
as Bride's Mother
Peter Leeming
as Singing Guard
Tessa Dahl
as Princess
Bryan Forbes
as Herald
Ina Clare
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella

All Critics (2)

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

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
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)

Adam R
Adam R

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.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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