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:

* AscendedExtra: The fairy godmother has a lot more screen time than in most versions. So does the prince and his parents.
* AndThereWasMuchRejoicing: Some of Edward's ancestors in "What a Comforting Thing to Know" when they died. They deserved it, as the song's preceding lines described.
* AwfulWeddedLife: The King and Queen don't seem to like each other very much (justified, since they had a BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage). Some lines imply the King is a HenpeckedHusband.
--> '''The King:''' ''What has love got to do with being married?'' [=/=] ''Being married is a problem all its own...'' [looks over at his wife]
* BetaCouple: John and Lady Caroline.
* 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]]!''
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--> ''He lies in state, serene and great [=/=] [[TakeThat Still getting nothing done]].''
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--> ''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?"
* BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage: Between the King and Queen. They want the same for their son.
* DeadpanSnarker: Many characters have ''at least'' one sarcastic line.
* FairyGodmother: Standard issue for a Cinderella story, though she's snarkier and more world-weary than most. She also had to fix things for Literature/SnowWhite, is planning to do so for the Little Mermaid and the Ugly Duckling, and it's implied she also helped William Tell and Robin Hood and Maid Marian.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the scene in the fairy godmother's home, you can see gifts from William Tell, Robin Hood and Maid Marian, and a number of other fairy-tale or legendary characters.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Somewhat justified -- it would make more sense for Cinderella to have very small feet if she was also very short.
* LieBackAndThinkOfEngland: A rare male version; the King mentions that when he married the Queen, he closed his eyes and thought of Euphrania.
* 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.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The prince.
* NoExceptYes: "Kings never cheat, they adapt to circumstance."
* NoSelfBuffs: The Fairy Godmother can't use her magic to do things for herself.
--> '''Fairy Godmother:''' ''[To the dog]'' You'd like a bone; there you are. ''[Conjures a bone]'' Now, what about me? Would I like a nice cup of tea? Yes, I would, thank you very much. Now watch this closely; kettle, boil. ''[Kettle falls into the fire]'' You see? Disaster.
* NotHisSled: Cinderella and the Prince aren't able to marry at first. 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.
* PairTheSpares: Edward's cousin and the other bride.
* 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?"
* ShoutOut: The Fairy Godmother has helped Snow White and the Little Mermaid, and Robin Hood and Maid Marian are mentioned, as are William Tell and the Ugly Duckling.
* UptownGirl: This is why John can't marry Lady Caroline. Edward finds a way around it by [[spoiler: knighting John]].
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