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Cinderfella (1960)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | 18 December 1960 (USA)
This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and ... See full summary »

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Frank Tashlin

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Frank Tashlin
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Complete credited cast:
Jerry Lewis ... Cinderfella
Ed Wynn ... Fairy Godfather
Judith Anderson ... Wicked Stepmother
Henry Silva ... Maximilian
Robert Hutton ... Rupert
Count Basie ... Count Basie
Joe Williams ... Band Vocalist
Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Princess Charming
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This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and Rupert. As he slaves away for his nasty step-family, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Fella's father has supposedly hidden on the estate. Meanwhile, hoping to restore her dwindling fortunes, the stepmother plans a fancy ball in honor of the visiting Princess Charmein whom she hopes will marry Rupert. Eventually, Fella's Fairy Godfather shows up to convince him that he has a shot at winning the Princess himself. Written by phillindholm

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jerry Lewis' musical entrance down the grand staircase was done in one take, a Lewis trademark. But his seven-second rush up the same 63 steps put too much of a strain on his heart and landed him in the hospital. In a 2011 interview Lewis said he suffered his first heart attack while making this film. See more »

Goofs

Cinderfella spills salt into his soup and then tries to scoop the salt out of the soup with the salt shaker. Moments later, the salt shaker is full of dry salt again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lawyer: ...and being of sound mind, and in full possession of my faculties, and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, I write my last will and testament. I leave my estate and all my worldly goods to my dear wife, Emily. In the knowledge that she will take loving care of my son, Fella.
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Version of Cinderella (1974) See more »

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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Sung by Jerry Lewis
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The Vidiot Reviews....
12 September 2015 | by capone666See all my reviews

Cinderfella

The reason animals don't dress the men in fairy tales is they have appendages birds could mistake for an earthworm.

Fortunately, nothing is ripped from the body of the lowly wretch is this comedy.

After his mother's death, Fella's (Jerry Lewis) father remarries Emily (Judith Anderson), who has two sons (Henry Silva, Robert Hutton) as wicked as her.

When his father passes, Fella is renamed Cinderfella, and banished to an empty bedroom.

When a ball is held to find a suitor for Princess Charming (Anna Maria Alberghetti) everyone but Cinderfella gets to go. That is until his fairy godfather uses his magic to help him attract the Grand Ducy's eye.

By switching the genders of the main characters, this goofy slapstick version of the fairy tale manages to stand out from the throng of lesser Cinderella adaptations.

However, no princess is ever going to pick-up a man's abandoned smelly shoe.

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