the slipper and the rose
the year: 1976
the genre: musical
the cast: Gemma Craven (Cinderella); Richard Chamberlain (Prince Edward); Christopher Gable (John); Michael Hordern (King); Kenneth More (Chamberlain)
the plot: In the tiny kingdom of Euphrania, the King and his court are most anxious to get Prince Edward wed. But Edward wants to marry for love. Meanwhile, young Cinderella finds life drastically altered with her father's death as she's forced to be a servant in her own house. A cheery fairy godmother helps her with her impossible tasks, and even gets her to take an evening out at the King's bride-finding ball. But when the magic wears off, and the prince with shoe-in-hand searches for Cinderella and finds her, what will happen to Euphrania without the needed marriage alliance to prevent war?
count: the good kings, bad kings, sane kings and mad kings in the "beautiful family crypt".
don't miss: the girl-crazy Cousin Montague.
check out: the dancing mice and frog. GREAT special effects. ;)
listen for: "I suppose I shall simply have to rise to the occasion and do something spectacular, yet again. And spectaculars always take so much out of me... It was the same with Snow White. All the same, you young girls: never do as you're told! Men are MUCH easier."
extra bonus points: if you can name three of the more than 30 movie scores written by the duo who did the music for TSATR.
If you have an extra $60-120 lying around, this movie is available on DVD. In the meantime, you can watch most of the musical numbers here, and the movie in parts, starting here.