Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella [DVD] [1957]

  • SKU: 6926017
  • Release Date: 12/14/2004
  • Rating: NR
On March 31,1957, composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein produced a live, made-for-television version of Cinderella, the classic rags-to-riches story of a young woman oppressed by her wicked step-family. Aired on CBS in what was widely believed to be the network's answer to NBC's Peter Pan, Cinderella starred Julie Andrews in the title role of Cinderella, John Cypher as the Prince, and Edith Adams as the Fairy Godmother. Though the musical was specifically written to showcase Andrews' famous vocal talents, all performances were well-received. Over 107 million television viewers tuned into this live adaptation of Cinderella, giving it the largest audience of the time. Another television version of the classic fairy tale was made in 1997 and featured actress Whoopi Goldberg, as well as musicians Whitney Houston and Brandy.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features


  • Exclusive newly filmed DVD introduction by Julie Andrews
  • Brand new documentary featuring all new interviews with stars Julie Andrews, Edie Adams, Kaye Ballard and Jon Cypher
  • Never before seen behind the scenes photo galleries
  • Extensive galleries of rare color photos and advertising art
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show prior to the airing of Cinderella

Synopsis


Cinderella
On March 31,1957, composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein produced a live, made-for-television version of Cinderella, the classic rags-to-riches story of a young woman oppressed by her wicked step-family. Aired on CBS in what was widely believed to be the network's answer to NBC's Peter Pan, Cinderella starred Julie Andrews in the title role of Cinderella, John Cypher as the Prince, and Edith Adams as the Fairy Godmother. Though the musical was specifically written to showcase Andrews' famous vocal talents, all performances were well-received. Over 107 million television viewers tuned into this live adaptation of Cinderella, giving it the largest audience of the time. Another television version of the classic fairy tale was made in 1997 and featured actress Whoopi Goldberg, as well as musicians Whitney Houston and Brandy. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Julie Andrews
    Julie Andrews - Cinderella
  • Jon Cypher
    Jon Cypher - Prince



Customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun to see the original.

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    SingersMom
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    It was great to see Julie Andrews performing the original version, and both she and the prince have truly lovely voices. The family enjoyed it, but we actually like the 1960's TV version with Lesley Anne Warren and Stuart Damon a bit better. Still, it was fairly well done and the comedic moments with the king and queen were funny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Julie Andrews is magic!

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    SharkMovieLover

    This is a good version of Cinderella. Julie Andrews was beautiful. The picture quality was not upgraded; apparently they wanted to recreate what people saw when it was on TV in 1957.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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