Slipper and the Rose

Slipper and the Rose

4.8 13
Director: Bryan Forbes

Cast: Bryan Forbes, Richard Chamberlain, Gemma Craven, Annette Crosbie

     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Filmed in Austria, this British-made musical retells the story of Cinderella as it is found in books of fairy tales. The Prince, Edward, is played by Richard Chamberlain, Cinderella by Gemma Craven. In her role as the Prince's witty mother, Dame Edith Evans provides many of the movie's highlights. The musical score and songs written by Richard Sherman and Robert B.… See more details below

Overview

Filmed in Austria, this British-made musical retells the story of Cinderella as it is found in books of fairy tales. The Prince, Edward, is played by Richard Chamberlain, Cinderella by Gemma Craven. In her role as the Prince's witty mother, Dame Edith Evans provides many of the movie's highlights. The musical score and songs written by Richard Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who also provided the music to the movie Mary Poppins, were nominated for Academy Awards.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The Slipper and the Rose is a delightful variation on the "Cinderella" theme, making a number of changes in the familiar story that make it seem fresh. Chief among these is a greater emphasis upon the Prince, who in this version is actually the main character of the story, and a re-setting of the tale in an era of powdered wigs and knee breeches. The latter allows the creative team to provide some delicious costumes and show them off in a sumptuous setting. The former change allows Richard Chamberlain to demonstrate his natural ease with the musical form. Charming and totally at-home with both the singing and dancing duties demanded of him, Chamberlain engages the viewer from the first and holds court over the entire film. As the heroine, Gemma Craven is sweet-voiced and sincere; she has a winsomeness and innocence that are immensely appealing without becoming cloying. Annette Crosbie is both dotty and down-to-earth as the Fairy Godmother, and Margaret Lockwood leavens the Stepmother with an amusing dose of vanity. Slipper is not without its faults; it goes on a bit too long and the slipper search is anti-climactic. In addition, the Sherman Brothers score is at times too reminiscent of other scores (both their own and those of others), and director Bryan Forbes overuses the soft focus lens. But all in all, Slipper is a pleasant and engaging visit.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2000
UPC:
0014381672336
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
PG
Source:
Image Entertainment

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Chamberlain Prince
Gemma Craven Cinderella
Annette Crosbie Fairy Godmother
Edith Evans Dowager Queen
Christopher Gable John
Michael Hordern King
Margaret Lockwood Stepmother
Kenneth More Chamberlain
Julian Orchard Montague
Lally Bowers Queen
Sherrie Hewson Palatine
John Turner Major Domo
Keith Skinner Willoughby
Polly Williams Lady Caroline
Norman Bird Dress Shop Proprietor
Ray Barraclough Tailor
Peter Graves General
Geoffrey Bayldon Archbishop
Tim Barrett Minister
Andre Morell Bride's Father
Myrtle Reed Bride's Mother
Tessa Dahl Princess
Eva Reuber-Staier Princess
Patrick Jordan Prince's Guard
Rocky Taylor Prince's Guard
Rosalind Ayres Isabella
Bryan Forbes Herald
Valentine Dyall Second Major Domo
Gerald Sim First Lord of the Navy
Ina Clare Dancer
Angela Morely Conductor

Technical Credits
Bryan Forbes Director,Screenwriter
Marc Breaux Choreography
Jack Causey Asst. Director
Bert Davey Art Director
David Frost Executive Producer
Timothy Gee Editor
Julie Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony Imi Cinematographer
Stuart Lyons Producer
Angela Morely Score Composer
Angela Morley Musical Arrangement,Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard M. Sherman Score Composer,Screenwriter
Robert B. Sherman Score Composer,Screenwriter
Ray Simm Production Designer

Read More

Videos

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >