As a dancer I find the ballet dream sequences quite impressive and exciting to watch, but my one main problem with this film would have be casting Michael Wilding as a ballet dancer in the Princess Tehara dream sequence. She is a funny, poignant and an amusing fairy godmother.Wilding is obviously not a dancer and I wished they had cast someone who could actually hold his own next to Caron's wonderful technique. Overall I find The Glass Slipper a wonderfully delightful diversion!
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A strange woman who lives in the mountains by herself befriends Ella, and dresses her up so she can attend the ball. I remember seeing this enchanting film for the first time when I was 10 or so and I've been fascinated with Leslie Caron's characterization of `Cinder' Ella ever since. Some have called Caron's portrayal `bratty' but I think her Ella is not only convincing but also heartwarming.
She goes, and is a great success, but must run out at midnight. Of course you are supposed to feel bad for this dirty little servant girl who is forced to take out the ashes, but instead of feeling sorry for herself, she continues to `act out' against those who shun her, which I think gives her an appealingly strong character. Cinderella's massive pink and frilly `borrowed' ball gown is exquisitely detailed with crystals and roses, and the glass slippers are pure magic!
In a small pleasant European village, there is one unhappy person: Ella.