A film retelling the story of "Cinderella
". Starring Richard Chamberlain as Prince Edward and Gemma Craven as Cinderella. Notable for adding court intrigue to the popular fairy tale.
This film provides examples of:
- And There Was Much Rejoicing: Some of Edward's ancestors in "What a Comforting Thing to Know".
- Black Comedy: "What a Comforting Thing to Know" is full of it.
He lies in state, serene and great / Still getting nothing done.
- Break His Heart to Save Him: 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.
- Break the Haughty / Don't You Dare Pity Me!: After being found by Prince Edward, Cinderella visits her Wicked Stepmother one last time, and forgiving her for her cruelties. After she leaves, the Stepmother barks out, "How dare she forgive me?"
- Deadpan Snarker: Many characters have at least one sarcastic line.
- Fairy Godmother: Standard issue for a Cinderella story.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Somewhat justified in that it would make more sense for Cinderella to have very small feet if she was also very short
- Marry for Love: Prince Edward
- My Country, Right or Wrong: One minister's justification for convincing Cinderella to leave the kingdom rather than marry Prince Edward, as their marriage might interfere with a planned Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage that would bring an alliance with a neighboring kingdom.
- No, Except Yes: "Kings never cheat, they adapt to circumstance."
- Rhetorical Question Blunder:
The King and Queen: What has love got to do with getting married?
The Dowager Queen: We are not prepared to say!
- Royal "We": "Why Can't I Be Two People"