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The Glass Slipper (1955)

Tomboyish outcast "Cinder" Ella and the duke's charming son Charles fall in love in this comedic rendition of the classic fairy tale.

Director:

Charles Walters

Writers:

Helen Deutsch (libretto), Helen Deutsch (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leslie Caron ... Ella
Michael Wilding ... Prince Charles
Keenan Wynn ... Kovin
Estelle Winwood ... Mrs. Toquet
Elsa Lanchester ... Widow Sonder
Barry Jones ... Duke
Amanda Blake ... Birdena
Lisa Daniels Lisa Daniels ... Serafina
Lurene Tuttle ... Cousin Loulou
Liliane Montevecchi ... Tehara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Les Ballets de Paris Les Ballets de Paris ... Dancers
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Storyline

In a small pleasant European village, there is one unhappy person: Ella. She is despised by everyone, and mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. Out feeling miserable one day, Ella meets a handsome young man, who falls for her. He is really Prince Charles, the son of the Duke, but he tells her he is the son of the cook, and invites her to a great ball at the Duke's castle. A strange woman who lives in the mountains by herself befriends Ella, and dresses her up so she can attend the ball. She goes, and is a great success, but must run out at midnight. In her haste, she drops a single glass slipper. The Prince uses the slipper to find her. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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A screenful of romance, music, spectacular in radiant COLOR


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1955 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der gläserne Pantoffel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,998,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,971,340

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,435,360
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tommy Rall, Jacques d'Amboise and James Mitchell were all considered for the role of Prince Charles. Michael Wilding, despite having no professional dance training, was cast due to the rash of publicity surrounding his marriage to fellow MGM contract player Elizabeth Taylor. See more »

Goofs

The amount of soot on Ella's face changes constantly in the early scenes of the film. See more »

Quotes

Ella: Your shoes are getting wet!
Mrs. Toquet: Oh, it's the water...
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Soundtracks

Take My Love
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Helen Deutsch
Sung by Michael Wilding (dubbed by Gilbert Russell) (uncredited)
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An orginal take of the classic fairy tale Cinderella
2 December 1998 | by CressSee all my reviews

I saw this movie first when I was very young. I was fascinated by Lelie Caron after seeing GiGi and my Granny had this in her vast video collection. It is a great film taking a new twist on the Cinderella story incorporating ballet in it, which is great to watch. Though Michael Wilding is quite a disappointment as Cinderella's prince, but can be overlooked. The fairy godmother is funny and good fun to watch. With her list of favourite words 'Apple Dumpling' 'Windowsill' 'elbow' and of course Cinderella. Leslie Caron is cast well and plays the tortured Cinderella well. The sets and costumes are magnificent. All in all a very pleasant film to watch on a rainy Sunday afternoon


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