The Glass Slipper

March 195594 minutes
Romance
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Leslie Caron, whose portrayals of graceful gamines set aglow Gigi, An American in Paris and Daddy Long Legs, dons Cinderella's fabled footwear for this dance-and-fantasy-infused retelling of the fairy tale. Reunited with her Lili director Charles Walters and screenwriter Helen Deutsch, Caron moves from sooty drudge to radiant belle of the ball with pluck, resourcefulness and the aid of a loopy -- and larcenous -- fairy godmother (the delightful Estelle Winwood). Cinderella's transformation is everything a young girl's heart could desire. But the grandest magic is saved for two Roland Petit ballets that Caron, joined by the Ballet de Paris, turns into extravagant on-screen joy. For witty, family-friendly enchantment, The Glass Slipper is a perfect fit.
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Audio Language
English (Stereo)
Subtitles
English
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Run time
94 minutes
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and – armed with a pumpkin and a few mice – changes Cinderella's life forever. A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, "Cinderella" brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.
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