An all-star cast headlines this enchanting musical version of the rags-to-riches fairy tale with an effervescent score by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Lesley Ann Warren stars as the downtrodden waif who becomes the belle of the ball when a handsome prince (Stuart Damon) is taken with her. Ginger Rogers, Celeste Holm, and Walter Pidgeon also star. Originally produced for network television in 1965, this version of the tale has become a time-tested classic to be cherished by all ages.
Oscar Hammerstein - Composer
Charles S. Dubin - American Director
Ginger Rogers - Oscar winning actress, dancer, TOP HAT, STAGE DOOR
Virginia Katherine McMath - Oscar winning actress, dancer, TOP HAT, STAGE DOOR
Lesley Ann Warren - American actress
Celeste Holm - Oscar-winning American actress; GENTLEMEN'S AGREEMENT
Jo Van Fleet - American Actress
Stuart Damon - TV/Film Actor
Richard Rodgers - Composer
Walter Pidgeon - Canadian actor, MADAME CURIE, MRS. MINIVER
A musical retelling of perhaps the best-loved fairytale of all time. Cinderella once had a happy life -- until her beloved father married a wicked lady with two wicked daughters. Now he's dead, and she's at the mercy of her stepfamily. They use her cruelly, forcing her to work day and night, and tend to their every whim. Then the Prince announces he's giving a ball and will choose his bride from among the guests. Cinderella desperately wants to go... but she cannot enter the palace dressed in rags and covered in soot. Just as she despairs of ever finding happiness, a strange guest enters the house -- a guest determined to make all of Cinderella's dreams come true.
Debut performance for actress Lesley Ann Warren. Copyright 1964 Columbia Broadcasting System.
"...As timeless as ever..." - 01/11/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.55