Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
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An oppressed young woman finds happiness when she secretly attends the royal ball.

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Mark Cullingham
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Beals ... Cinderella
Matthew Broderick ... Prince Henry
Jean Stapleton ... Fairy Godmother
Eve Arden ... The Stepmother
James Noble ... King Rupert III
Tim Thomerson ... Royal Adviser
Jane Alden Jane Alden ... Arlene
Edie McClurg ... Bertha
Joseph Maher ... Narrator
Mark Blankfield ... Edgar
David McCharen David McCharen ... Alfred
Charlie Dell ... Arturo
Lise Lang Lise Lang ... Young Lady at Ball
Nancy Lenehan ... Maiden at Ball
Ty Crowley Ty Crowley ... Gentleman At Ball
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An oppressed young woman finds happiness when she secretly attends the royal ball.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Edie McClurg and Matthew Broderick work together again in Feris Beullers Day Off See more »

Quotes

Cinderella: I'm sorry I didn't recognize you.
Prince Henry: That's all right. In fact, it's quite refreshing. I get tired of being recognized all the time. Of course, it's hard to stay anonymous when your face is on all the money.
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Version of Señorella and the Glass Huarache (1964) See more »

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9 January 2019 | by popculturethoughtsSee all my reviews

This adaptation of the folk tale popularized by Charles Perrault should be a lot better than it is. After all, Shelley Duvall's family show has demonstrated a knack for adapting similar fairy tales like "Sleeping Beauty," "Rapunzel" and "Beauty and the Beast," delivering some of the show's best episodes along the way. However, here, things don't seem to go quite right: Jennifer Beals seems miscast in the lead role and has little romantic chemistry with Matthew Broderick as Prince Charming, and the supporting characters (like Eve Arden's Stepmother and Edie McClurg's Bertha) are a lot more fun to watch. Ultimately it's a bit of a missed opportunity, even as it has its moments here and there.


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