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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie, but is something missing?, February 27, 2006
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This review is from: Cinderfella (JERRY LEWIS DEAL) (DVD)
I love Jerry Lewis movies, but upon viewing this Dvd version it seems that something has been cut out. My wife says she is almost sure there was more interaction between the Princess and "Fella". The Princess says she loves Fella in the end, but they have only really seen each other at the Ball. I'm not sure, maybe I just don't remember it as well as I thought. I still think it's a great movie that is good for family viewing. My Kid's and I loved it.
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Initial post: Jul 12, 2012 5:59:37 PM PDT
C Manhoff says:
Were the bicycle & goldfish scene cut out?

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 7:35:07 AM PST
Parts are definitely missing. Cinderfella helping stepmom & stepbros getting ready for the ball, Fairygodfather transforming Cinderfella for the ball... a ton of stuff. Disappointing and a shame. No idea why they cut the scenes.

Posted on Jul 18, 2015 11:53:26 AM PDT
MD says:
THANK YOU!! I thought it was just me!! There are things I "thought" I remembered about the original which I saw when I was young, and is the reason I bought the movie on streaming, but did not see on this version! I bought it just for the scene where he is dancing, not at the Ball, and it was cut out!!! Happy have the movie, but disappointed my favorite scene was cut. :-(

Posted on Aug 9, 2015 9:58:22 AM PDT
John G says:
I think they used a TV print of the movie for the DVD release. The TV print was cut to make space for commercials. I don't think a full, unedited edition of this movie has been released.

Posted on Jan 24, 2016 1:48:51 PM PST
Susan says:
This site offers the following explanation. With these giant cuts, I thought the DVD was horrible and did an Internet search to find out what was cut---and why!

"The metamorphosis sequence, in which the "Fairy Godfather" transforms Fella for his appearance at the ball, was shot as a large production number featuring the song "I'm Going to the Ball," according to studio records. Actresses Francesca Bellini, Joi Lansing, Barbara Luna, Frances McHale and Darlene Tompkins appeared in the number, but it also was cut before the picture's final release. Dody Heath May have been signed for the scene also, but was "released" before production began, according to a September 1959 Hollywood Reporter news item, which noted that Whitney Blake was tested for the same "dream sequence." The Paramount files add that Sterling Holloway and Gil Lamb were considered for the role of the chauffeur. In the released picture, Fella's transformation is neither shown nor explained until he is rushing home, and his golden limousine changes back into his bicycle, and the chauffeur changes back into a goldfish. [Several reviews noted that the picture appeared to have been edited severely, with Hollywood Reporter calling it "spotty, as if some transitional scenes had been dropped in the final version," and the Filmfacts review reporting that Paramount listed the preview running time as 99 minutes. The Copyright Catalog also lists a running time of 99 minutes for the picture.]
According to the CBCS, Nick Castle, who staged the picture's musical numbers, was to appear in the cast as a choreographer, but his scenes were also cut from the released film. Studio records indicate that Sherry Britton was signed to play a "pixie pal" of the Fairy Godfather, but she does not appear in the completed picture. A modern source includes Kathie Browne in the cast. According to modern sources, the instrumental song "The Princess Waltz," written by Walter Scharf, had lyrics added by Harry Warren for exploitation purposes."

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2016 7:02:14 AM PST
DB Span says:
The original comment was about scenes that were remembered from earlier views of the movie, not cut before release: i.e. missing from the dvd version. I also remember there being extra bits.
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