The Slipper and the Rose

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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.
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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.
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Special Features

Audio Commentary with Bryan Forbes recorded in 1999; Trailer; A Cinderella Story: The making of Slipper and the Rose; I can't forget the melody: The Sherman Brothers on the making of Slipper and the Rose
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2013
  • UPC: 815300011560
  • Original Release: 1976
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  • Source: Inception
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:26:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 1,478

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
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ENCHANTMENT!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

    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...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2004

    MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply Lovely

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A ENJOYABLE MOVIE!!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2002

    The 'best' ever.....

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A wonderful musical and comedy!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2001

    My favorite movie

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2001

    what a great 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!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2001

    A Wonderful Way of Looking at a Favorite Classic

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2000

    Loved 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!

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