Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
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Featuring a new high quality digital transfer from the original master. Digitally restored from the original source material.
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I was five when Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella came out and - ever since - I have had a crush on Lesley Ann Warren. In this version of the timeless classic, Lesley is radiant. No actress before or since has so embodied the innocence and magic of a role - and she captured my heart because of it.
Production-wise, don't look for Disney standards. This is not a multi-million dollar production with CGI, special effects, and animation. It looks like an old 1960s-era Hallmark Hall of Fame production with cheap sets and garish costumes. It's, essentially, little more than a filmed stage production. You can almost see the wires and joists holding up the backdrops.
But, O the Magic!
That's where this version of Cinderella succeeds. It is the epitome of childhood magic, of dreams come true. In those respects, it is priceless.
Helping to weave that spell is a cast that's quite respectable for a made-for-TV movie. In addition to Lesley, this movie features Stuart Damon as the prince, Celeste Holm as the fairy godmother, Ginger Rogers as the queen, and Walter Pidgeon as the king...and songs that haven't left my head in half a century. The Rodgers & Hammerstein score is so much fun!
To watch this version of Cinderella today (as I am this evening), requires imagination, and a desire to be see the world through a child's eyes. I can attest to both.
I am 54 years old. But I am five again when I watch this version of Cinderella.
I couldn't ask for more from a movie than that.
This is a treasure.
I WAS BROUGHT RIGHT BACK TO THAT FEELING OF SAFETY AND SECURITY WHILE WATCHING IT AFTER SO, SO MANY YEARS OF LOOKING FOR CINDERELLA WITH LESLEY ANN WARREN AND STUART DAMEN SINGING: TEN MINUTES AGO.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME GO BACK HOME AGAIN.
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA first aired on CBS over 50 years ago. That's hard to believe. But a new DVD 50th anniversary edition has comes out this week and will bring back many fond memories for those who remember it. I remember it because in all honesty it was the first glimpse I had of Lesley Anne Warren who became my 6 year old crush. But that's not the reason this new DVD is worth picking up.
Certainly you all know the story of Cinderella already. The young girl who was treated poorly by her step-mother and step-sisters, forced to do the cleaning and cooking while they thought only of themselves. Who was given the chance by her fairy godmother to go to the ball, dance and romance the prince and later found to be the woman he was looking for when only her foot would fit the glass slipper he took across the country to find his one true love. Okay maybe I should have said spoiler alert but honestly if you don't know this story already something is wrong.
There had been various versions of the story produced, most famously the animated version done by the Disney Studios. In looking into this version I found that it had been done already for television back in 1957 with Julie Andrews starring.Read more ›
When my VHS copy wore out I kept it safe on my video shelf never touching it because I knew I would not be satisfied with a damaged copy. Yet, I didn't throw it away, and from time to time, would still be shocked by how much money it would take to replace it. I simply would not spend $80 to do it, & that kept me on hold for many years.
Now, after waiting so long, I browsed once again to be delightfully surprised by this digitally restored 50th anniversary edition & preordered it along with another hard to find production, Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree. What a find, & if these are the kind of treats I will find on Amazon, then I am a solid customer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It lived up to the review I had read about it. A very young Lesley Ann Warren was perfect as Cinderella as the review stated. I enjoyed it very much.Published 1 day ago by Lorraine Della Villa
I always wanted to show this to my granddaughters. I still remember all the songs. Just like when I was a child. Love it!Published 8 days ago by Christina
Thank you so much, better than expected, wow I am more than impressed....A A A A +Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
This was and still is one of my favorite movies. Was so excited when I saw it that I snatched it right up.Published 8 days ago by Jenn
What an absolute thrill to have found this film.......this is the absolute BEST Cinderella ever made. Ok, im biased......a film from my childhood. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
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