CinderellaDirector: Ralph Nelson
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On March 31,1957, composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein produced a live, made-for-television version of Cinderella, the classic rags-to-riches story of a young woman oppressed by her wicked step-family. Aired on CBS in what was widely believed to be the network's answer to NBC's Peter Pan, Cinderella starred Julie Andrews in the title role of Cinderella, John Cypher as the Prince, and Edith Adams as the Fairy Godmother. Though the musical was specifically written to showcase Andrews' famous vocal talents, all performances were well-received. Over 107 million television viewers tuned into this live adaptation of Cinderella, giving it the largest audience of the time. Another television version of the classic fairy tale was made in 1997 and featured actress Whoopi Goldberg, as well as musicians Whitney Houston and Brandy.
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|Rodgers & Hammerstein||Score Composer|
1. Main Title; The Prince Is Having a Ball [8:10]
2. In My Own Little Corner [5:32]
3. Royal Dressing Room Scene [7:37]
4. In My Own Little Corner (Reprise) [6:48]
5. Impossible; It's Possible [7:58]
6. Gavotte [3:55]
7. Ten Minutes Ago [2:21]
8. Stepsisters' Lament [1:23]
9. Waltz for a Ball [7:03]
10. Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful [5:25]
11. When You're Driving Through the Moonlight; A Lovely Night [7:51]
12. The Search [:03]
13. The Wedding [8:49]
14. End Credits [2:50]
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For years, Julie Andrews fans pined for the release of this 'live tv' original version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical...and here it is. The B and N review here is very accurate...yes, it looks its age, but the magic and the good taste of this production shine through every glorious black and white moment. The songs are unforgettable, as is "Our Julie", at the beginning of a legendary career.
I found this while browsing in the dvd aisles and just had to have it. I'm a major Julie Andrews fan so I suppose I was already set out to like it before I even put the disc in, but my sisters loved it too. My youngest sister (8 yrs old) even requests it for movie nights. It is in black and white but I think that just adds to it's charm. All in all, it's a fun watch and you'll probably be humming to the music even after it ends.
Julie Andrews is enchanting - perfect voice, charming presence and great acting. The campy routines of Kay Ballard and Alice Ghostly add humor to this production. The score, particularly as sung by Andrews, is one of the best
This original Cinderella from the 1957 TV Show is chock full of videos. It includes not only the actual show, in all it's glory, but documentaries featuring Julie Andrews, Edie Adams, Kaye Ballard and Jon Cypher ("Prince Charming"). There are rare color photos and advertising art from the day and even Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein's appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show prior to the airing of Cinderella. All in all, it is unbelievable that these private archives were part of the Estate of Oscar Hammerstein II and the Family Trust of Richard Rodgers and are now available for the viewing that they deserve!