A 1976 British film musical retelling the story of "Literature/{{Cinderella}}" with a lot more court intrigue added. Starring Richard Chamberlain as Prince Edward and Gemma Craven as Cinderella and directed by Bryan Forbes, it features a score by Creator/TheShermanBrothers.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Some of Edward's ancestors in "What a Comforting Thing to Know" qualified for this when they died.
* BlackComedy: "What a Comforting Thing to Know" is full of it.
--> ''The day he died, the people cried [=/=] They cried, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing they cried three cheers]]!''
--> [...]
--> ''He lies in state, serene and great [=/=] Still getting nothing done.''
--> [...]
--> ''King Lloyd was mad and dreaded [=/=] Till the day [[OffWithHisHead he was beheaded]].''
* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: When a minister convinces Cinderella to leave Prince Edward for the good of the country, she asks him to make Edward believe she was being cruel to him, to make him glad she left him. It doesn't work.
* BreakTheHaughty / DontYouDarePityMe: After being found by Prince Edward, Cinderella visits her WickedStepmother one last time, forgiving her for her cruelties. After she leaves, the Stepmother barks out, "How dare she forgive me?"
* DeadpanSnarker: Many characters have ''at least'' one sarcastic line.
* FairyGodmother: Standard issue for a Cinderella story, though she's snarkier and world-wearier than most. Dialogue in the late going reveals she also had to fix things for [[Literature/SnowWhite Snow White]]...
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Somewhat justified -- it would make more sense for Cinderella to have very small feet if she was also very short!
* MarryForLove: Prince Edward ''wants'' to do this.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: One minister's justification for convincing Cinderella to leave the kingdom rather than marry Prince Edward, as their marriage might interfere with a planned BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage that would bring an alliance with a neighboring kingdom.
* NoExceptYes: "Kings never cheat, they adapt to circumstance."
* NotHisSled: Cinderella and the Prince initially being unable to marry. The frustrated Fairy Godmother is forced to fix this, by bringing Cinderella to the Prince's arranged wedding and finding a way to both reunite them ''and'' ensure that the alliance between kingdoms goes on as planned.
* RhetoricalQuestionBlunder:
--> '''The King and Queen:''' What has love got to do with getting married?
--> '''The Dowager Queen:''' We are not prepared to say!
* RoyalWe: "Why Can't I Be Two People?"
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