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The Glass Slipper (24-Mar-1955)

Director: Charles Walters

Writer: Helen Deutsch

Music by: Bronislau Kaper

Producer: Edwin H. Knopf

Keywords: Musical, Fantasy

Leslie Caron is Ella, orphaned by the death of her mother, treated as a servant in a home full of pretty stepsisters. Estelle Winwood is her fairy klepto-godmother, stealing a gown and coach and giving Ella a makeover before the visit of Michael Wilding as Prince Charles. Departing in haste at midnight, she loses a glass slipper. Director Charles Walters tries to recreate the success of his Lili (1953) in this Cinderella retelling, falling short.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Amanda Blake
20-Feb-1929 16-Aug-1989 Kitty Russell on Gunsmoke
Leslie Caron
1-Jul-1931   Gigi
Elsa Lanchester
28-Oct-1902 26-Dec-1986 Bride of Frankenstein
Liliane Montevecchi
13-Oct-1932 29-Jun-2018 King Creole
Lurene Tuttle
20-Aug-1907 28-May-1986 First Lady of Radio
Michael Wilding
23-Jul-1912 8-Jul-1979 Torch Song
Estelle Winwood
24-Jan-1883 20-Jun-1984 The Producers
Keenan Wynn
27-Jul-1916 14-Oct-1986 Col. Bat Guano in Dr. Strangelove


Leslie Caron   ...   Ella
Michael Wilding   ...   Prince Charles
Keenan Wynn   ...   Kovin
Estelle Winwood   ...   Mrs. Toquet
Elsa Lanchester   ...   Widow Sonder
Barry Jones   ...   Duke
Amanda Blake   ...   Birdena
Lurene Tuttle   ...   Cousin Loulou
Lisa Daniels   ...   Serafina
Liliane Montevecchi   ...   Tehara


Review by anonymous (posted on 7-May-2006)

This movie is a fascinating and whimsical telling of a Movie Classic. Leslie Caron is Brilliant as the house waif, Cinderella and Michael Wilding is as usual, his Dashing, Romantic and Handsome self. The scenery is stricking, the cast members excellent. Young and Old alike will enjoy this film for years to come. My one regret is that this film is not shown often enough. I believe that Movies and Actors of this caliiber, should be revived on an annual basis. My generation like to revisit our memories with movies and actors we feel comfortable with and can relate to. Movies made when Actors,Directors and Screen Plays had substainance and told a story.

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