The Glass Slipper movie is a gorgeous musical from 1955, staring Leslie Caron as Cinderella, while Michael Wilding is the Prince. Today I will tell you my honest review of it, the cast, the resume of the storyline and where to buy a quality DVD. Since little, I was fascinated with the story of the glass slipper: Cinderella’s crystal shoes, the love story, how good wins and much more.
THE GLASS SLIPPER
The Glass Slipper, an Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc family-friendly production directed by Charles Walters, was beautiful to watch. It has ballet (featuring the talented Ballet de Paris), pretty costumes, dresses but it is also a more realistic version of Cinderella’s tale. She is called Ella and is a strong woman. While the classic version portrays a fragile Cinderella, Ella is sometimes rude and does not trust people but she also opens herself up when feeling true love. Let me tell you the resume of the movie, but without the ending, as I do not want to spoil it for you.
THE GLASS SLIPPER MOVIE
Being bullied as a child, the orphan Ella knows how to stay strong, even if she acts defensive and noisy. One fortune teller told her mom 3 years before her birth that she will live in the palace, so she keeps telling that to people but noone believes her. This is why this seems to others as bragging and makes her not really sociable. Her step-mother almost uses her as a servant and overall she feels not understood.
But things change when she meets the Prince. She is not aware of his title, as he claims to be the son of the cook. Their first encounter does not go well: he hurts her feelings and she pushes him into a shallow pond. However, they both apologise after a series of events, as he remembers her sad eyes from childhood.
The Prince’s return agitates the entire town and his father wants him to marry a princess as soon as. He organizes a ball for him to meet many eligible women. Elle gets an invite to the ball and she dresses beautifully with the help of a mysterious but charming old lady. All eyes are on her. How does she charm the Prince and will they end up together? I will let you discover that by watching the movie.
WHERE TO BUY THE DVD OF THE GLASS SLIPPER?
I recommend you to purchase the best quality version of this movie by ordering it from Amazon at http://amzn.to/2Fv1DTP as a DVD, if you live in the USA. It is a collector’s edition, for your family to cherish for years to come.
If you are in the UK, you can order the same DVD from Amazon from http://amzn.to/2Gmlyld.
THE GLASS SLIPPER MOVIE CAST
- Ella played by Leslie Caron
- Prince Charles — Michael Wilding
- Mrs. Toquet — Estelle Winwood
- The Duke — Barry Jones (Prince Charles’ father)
- Widow Sonder — Elsa Lanchester (Ella’s stepmother)
- Birdena — Amanda Blake (Ella’s stepsister)
- Serafina — Lisa Daniels (Ella’s stepsister)
- Kovin — Keenan Wynn
- Cousin Lulu — Lurene Tuttle
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