The Slipper and the RoseDirector: Bryan Forbes
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.
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Cast & Crew
|Annette Crosbie||Fairy Godmother|
|Edith Evans||Dowager Queen|
|John Turner||Major Domo|
|Polly Williams||Lady Caroline|
|Norman Bird||Dress Shop Proprietor|
|Andre Morell||Bride's Father|
|Myrtle Reed||Bride's Mother|
|Patrick Jordan||Prince's Guard|
|Rocky Taylor||Prince's Guard|
|Valentine Dyall||Second Major Domo|
|Gerald Sim||First Lord of the Navy|
|Jack Causey||Asst. Director|
|Bert Davey||Art Director|
|David Frost||Executive Producer|
|Julie Harris||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|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|
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This edition of Cinderella is musically enchanting with more emotional depth than the classic Disney version. With beautiful location settings, glamorous costumes, and a stunning cast 'The Slipper and the Rose' is my favorite Cinderella story of all time. I am most pleased to be able to share this movie with my daughter, who at four years old is already attempting to learn the songs by heart.
I remembered this movie when I was a little kid and loved it...even seeing it now brings pure entertainment. If you love musicals, you have to see this.
This is a wonderfully original, magical and witty British version of the famous tale....the songs by the Sherman Bros (Mary P and Chitty) are delightful, and the cast, especially Gemma Craven, is outstanding. This is a "Cinderella" for all ages, but has so much in it for older children and adults to enjoy....don't miss this!
This movie is fun to watch and the music and songs are sweet and make you hum them over and over. The romance is beautiful, and the happy ending will bring tears to your eyes. ~Sigh~ I love fairy tales...
Always having been fond of the Cinderella story, I was not disappointed by the lavish portrail of the mid 70's version; especially after I viewed the British version with the added scenes and restored songs. This is a marvelous quasi-historical musical and I recommend it highly to all you hopeless romantics. Now I'm after the DVD and CD soundtrack.
This fun loving brit flim made in the 70's is very cute. Although the love in the story is fast falling and truly at first sight I believe its a must see for any musical fan. After the movie you will go and buy the soudtrack!! Go ahead and let your kids watch it 2.
All I can say is that I watched this movie probably around 100 times since I was around 6 or 7 years old and i STILL love it. It's the best fairytale movie ever made. My favorite movie of ALL time. period.
This musical only gets better with time... I do find it so strange however, that although Richard C. did many other popular flicks...many people who havn't seen 'The Slipper and the Rose' will never know just how good an actor and singer he truly was. How unfortunate.... 'Stunning' is the word that comes to mind when describing his performance.
This movie is one of the few movies I can watch time after time. The magic of Cinderella is enhanced by the hilarious songs. The characters are made very real and loveable by Richard Chamberlain and Gemma Craven. No Cinderella fan should ever miss this movie.
This was one of the best adaptations of the Cinderella story I have ever seen. The music is fantastic and the casting is very well done! I loved it!!!!!!!!!!
This is a very good adaptation of this classic fairy tale. The cast is well put together, and the script is well written. This version makes it a believable fairy tale. There is still the magic, but the characters are more real, and have very distinct personalities. The story really came to life. I watch it over and over again, and cease to be delighted by it.
I've grown up with this movie and have never become tired of it. It is a must have for anyone who wants a good musical romance. The music, scenery, costumes, plot - it's a true romance!