The Glass Slipper

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Overview

The Glass Slipper is a charming retelling of the Cinderella story, eminently suitable for both kids and adults. Leslie Caron plays Ella, the plain-Jane stepsister of beautiful but mean-spirited Birdena Amanda Blake and Serafina Lisa Daniels. While stepmother Widow Sonder Elsa Lanchester arranges wealthy marriages for her natural daughters, poor Ella hasn't got a chance.
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Overview

The Glass Slipper is a charming retelling of the Cinderella story, eminently suitable for both kids and adults. Leslie Caron plays Ella, the plain-Jane stepsister of beautiful but mean-spirited Birdena Amanda Blake and Serafina Lisa Daniels. While stepmother Widow Sonder Elsa Lanchester arranges wealthy marriages for her natural daughters, poor Ella hasn't got a chance.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Largely neglected upon its release and almost unknown today, The Glass Slipper is a thoroughly delightful retelling of Cinderella. Slipper manages the difficult trick of breathing new life into what is possibly the most familiar story in films and does so without resorting to gimmickry, such as changing the sex of the title character or taking a satirical approach. Instead, this version makes the archetypal figures of the story into flesh-and-blood characters, while at the same time retaining the sense of fantasy that is integral to fairy tales. As a result, viewers are treated to a Cinderella that is feisty, angry and rebellious, one that does not take her abuse lying down. The Prince, usually the least developed character in the tale, is given a background and personality, and the Fairy Godmother is presented as a dotty but charming old woman who relishes the sound of unusual words and phrases. The film also has a lovely visual look, full of muted and earthy colors, and one of the ballets features some gently surrealistic settings. Charles Walters has directed with quiet assurance, and Roland Petit has supplied lively choreography. As Cinderella, Leslie Caron delivers what is probably her best musical performance, full of fire and romance, and Estelle Winwood is craftily lovable as the Godmother. Children and adults alike will be happily surprised by the charms of Slipper.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2012
  • UPC: 883316369227
  • Original Release: 1955
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,759

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 Serafina
Lurene Tuttle Cousin Loulou
Liliane Montevecchi Tchara
Ballet de Paris Dancer
Walter Pidgeon Voice Only
Technical Credits
Charles Walters Director
Arthur E. Arling Cinematographer
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Helen Deutsch Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Edwin H. Knopf Producer
Roland Petit Choreography
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Ferris Webster Editor
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  • Posted August 11, 2013

    This is my very favorite version of Cinderella. I saw it first

    This is my very favorite version of Cinderella. I saw it first on TV in the late 60s and looked and looked for it until the 1990s when I recorded it from a Disney Channel airing. Leslie Caron gives a strong personality to Ella, especially for the time this version was filmed. And I can never quite decide if Estelle Winwood's Mrs Touquet is crazy or magical. The narration and characterization are broadly comical, but watch for the ironic little zingers that light up the script. These images, though apparently not very popular, have stayed with me for lo these 45 years, and for that I give it 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2003

    Carone is as always the charming lady that lights up the screen

    This is simple but charming entertainment. Leslie Carone lights up any screen and her dansing is always an added attraction. She is a natural in any picture she is in.Her work is her passion.

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