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Cinderella (1965)

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Although mistreated by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is able to attend the royal ball through the help of a fairy godmother.

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Charles S. Dubin

Writer:

Joseph Schrank (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ginger Rogers ... Queen
Walter Pidgeon ... King
Celeste Holm ... Fairy Godmother
Jo Van Fleet ... Stepmother
Stuart Damon ... Prince
Pat Carroll ... Prunella
Barbara Ruick ... Esmerelda
Lesley Ann Warren ... Cinderella
Joe E. Marks Joe E. Marks ... Aide
Don Heitgerd Don Heitgerd ... The Herald
Butch Sherwood Butch Sherwood ... Small Boy #1
Bill Lee Bill Lee ... Father
Betty Noyes Betty Noyes ... Mother
Trudi Ames ... Daughter
Myra Stephens Myra Stephens ... 1st Maiden
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Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical retelling of the classic fairy tale. Cinderella is a teenage girl forced to do all of the menial tasks in the home she shares with her coldhearted stepmother and homely stepsisters. One day when home alone, Cinderella shares a cup of water with a thirsty and handsome traveler, not realizing until he continues on his journey that he is the crown prince of the kingdom. Shortly thereafter, the king and queen invite every young maiden in the kingdom to a royal ball so that the crown prince can find a girl to marry. Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters go to the ball, leaving Cinderella behind to wish about how her life could be. While she is daydreaming, she is visited by her fairy godmother, who makes it possible for her wishes to come true. Written by Stephen Hughes

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The melody being played when Cinderella arrives at the ball is an arrangement of "Boys and Girls Like You and Me". Rodgers and Hammerstein originally wrote it for OKLAHOMA!, but it was cut from the score before opening. It was then sold to M-G-M to be sung by Judy Garland in the fairgrounds sequence of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. It was also cut from that project, but Ms. Garland's recording still exists. See more »

Goofs

While Cinderella and the Prince are dancing at the ball, they run into step-sister Prunella, standing on the sidelines. She is forced to take a step backwards to get out of their way. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Aide: We are in sight of the towers of home and your father's palace.
Prince: It hardly seems like we've been gone for an entire year.
Aide: I sent messengers ahead to tell of your arrival.
Prince: I am dying of thirst. Let us stop at that cottage.
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Alternate Versions

Sony's 2002 DVD, possibly sourced from a tape used for a rerun, cut out some of Cinderella's first meeting with Prince Christopher -- specifically, her explanation that her step-family went to town square to see the prince. Shout! Factory's 2014 DVD, sourced from the master tape, restored the full scene, as well as commercial bumpers and station identification. See more »

Connections

Version of Cinderella (1898) See more »

Soundtracks

Stepsisters' Lament
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Sung by Pat Carroll and Barbara Ruick
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just as I remember - excellent
4 September 2005 | by lynnehssSee all my reviews

I remember watching this as a little girl and loving it. I held a microphone up to the television to get the music and I would play it over and over again memorizing the lines and lyrics. When it came out on DVD last year I ordered it immediately. I waited until my family was out of the house and watched it over and over singing every word. It is just as I remembered. The sets are simple but that is part of its charm. The acting and singing are wonderful. Leslie Ann and Stuart make a perfect couple. The step sisters are hilarious at the ball. My favorite song is "10 minutes ago" Her gown is beautiful. If you remember seeing this as a child the DVD will not disappoint. Enjoy!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1965 (USA) See more »

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella See more »

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Mono (musical score)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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