Directed by Charles Walters, The villagers prepare for the return of Prince Charles, who was sent away to school when he was a child. As the villagers decorate the town square, a shy young woman named Ella offers to help by cleaning up, but they spurn her, calling her “Cinderella” because of her dirty face and clothes. Ella goes home and finds her beautiful but cruel stepsisters, Birdena and Serafina, primping for the prince’s arrival. Angered by their taunting, Ella goes to her favorite spot, She is soon joined by a kindly old woman, who draws her into conversation. Ella confides that on the day of her birth, a fortune teller told her mother that Ella would someday live in a palace. The strange woman dresses her up so she can attend the ball, but must run out at midnight. In her haste, she drops a single glass slipper.
Tagged: Amanda Blake, Barry Jones, Charles Walters, Elsa Lanchester, Estelle Winwood, Helen Deutsch, Keenan Wynn, Leslie Caron, Liliane Montevecchi, Lisa Daniels, Lurene Tuttle, Michael Wilding, The Glass Slipper