Monday, August 1, 2011
Julie Andrews is Cinderella (1957) Edie Adams
Cinderella (1957) Julie Andrews
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is a musical written for television, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly the French version Cendrillon, ou la Petite Pantoufle de Vair, by Charles Perrault. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.
Starring Julie Andrews, Jon Cypher, Edith Adams, Kaye Ballard, Alice Ghostley & Dorothy Stickney
Cinderella is the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written for television. It was originally broadcast live on CBS on March 31, 1957 as a vehicle for Julie Andrews, who played the title role. The broadcast was seen by over 100 million people. It was subsequently remade for television twice, in 1965 and 1997. The 1965 version starred Lesley Ann Warren, and the 1997 one starred Brandy, in the title role. Both remakes add songs from other Richard Rodgers musicals.
Genre: Musical telefilm
Directed by Ralph Nelson
Produced by Richard Lewine
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Country: United States
Language: English / Original channel: CBS
Release date: March 31, 1957
Running time: 76 min
In DVD/CD sleeve, photo label.
Guaranteed, replaced with same title.