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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 Music/TheShermanBrothers.

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


* AllThereInTheManual: The storybook, also written by Bryan Forbes, gives some details not revealed in the movie, such as minor ones like the Fairy Godmother being familiar with Baba Yaga and Prince Edward going on a journey to find the Fairy Godmother with the help of other fairy tale beings, such as the Little Mermaid, Pandora and Red Riding Hood, which eventually leads to Edward finding the Fairy Godmother in Aladdin’s cave.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The storybook, also written by Bryan Forbes, gives some details not revealed in the movie, such as minor ones like the Fairy Godmother being familiar with Ali Baba Yaga and Prince Edward going on a journey to find the Fairy Godmother with the help of other fairy tale beings, such as the Little Mermaid, Pandora and Red Riding Hood, which eventually leads to Edward finding the Fairy Godmother in Aladdin’s cave.


* AllThereInTheManual: The storybook, also written by Bryan Forbes, gives some detail not revealed in the movie, such as minor ones like the Fairy Godmother being familiar with Baba Yaga and Prince Edward going on a journey to find the Fairy Godmother with the help of other fairy tale beings, such as the Little Mermaid, Pandora and Red Riding Hood, which eventually leads to Edward finding the Fairy Godmother in Aladdin’s cave.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The storybook, also written by Bryan Forbes, gives some detail details not revealed in the movie, such as minor ones like the Fairy Godmother being familiar with Baba Yaga and Prince Edward going on a journey to find the Fairy Godmother with the help of other fairy tale beings, such as the Little Mermaid, Pandora and Red Riding Hood, which eventually leads to Edward finding the Fairy Godmother in Aladdin’s cave.


* AllThereInTheManual: The storybook, also written by Bryan Forbes, gives some detail not revealed in the movie, such as minor ones like the Fairy Godmother being familiar with Baba Yaga and Prince Edward going on a journey to find the Fairy Godmother with the help of other fairy tale beings.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The storybook, also written by Bryan Forbes, gives some detail not revealed in the movie, such as minor ones like the Fairy Godmother being familiar with Baba Yaga and Prince Edward going on a journey to find the Fairy Godmother with the help of other fairy tale beings.beings, such as the Little Mermaid, Pandora and Red Riding Hood, which eventually leads to Edward finding the Fairy Godmother in Aladdin’s cave.


* 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.

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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: When a minister Lord Chamberlain 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.



* 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 ArrangedMarriage that would bring an alliance with a neighboring kingdom.

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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: One minister's Lord Chamberlain’s justification for convincing Cinderella to leave the kingdom rather than marry Prince Edward, as their marriage might interfere with a planned ArrangedMarriage that would bring an alliance with a neighboring kingdom.



* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: "Tell Him Anything" provides an example. It becomes a bit of a [[PainfulRhyme Painful Subverted Rhyme]], because the previous lines do rhyme, leading the viewer to expect another rhyme.
--> '''Cinderella:''' Tell him what I really am
--> Is just a cold and empty shell
--> Tell him anything
--> Except that I love him

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* TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper: Mentioned (obviously, this being a version of ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}''), but ultimately subverted. Cinderella never puts the slipper on after losing it, but John sees her dancing with it, recognises her, and goes to tell Edward.


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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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.
Music/TheShermanBrothers.

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* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: "Tell Him Anything" provides an example. It becomes a bit of a [[PainfulRhyme Painful Subverted Rhyme]], because the previous lines do rhyme, leading the viewer to expect another rhyme.
--> '''Cinderella:''' Tell him what I really am
--> Is just a cold and empty shell
--> Tell him anything
--> Except that I love him

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* DarkReprise: An instrumental version. The music of "I Can't Forget the Melody" contains some of the music of "Secret Kingdom". "Secret Kingdom" is about Cinderella and Edward's love; "Melody" is about Cinderella thinking that they can't be together.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Euphrania's police are, according to Prince Edward.
--> '''Edward:''' Our police, father, couldn't find a missing haystack, let alone a needle.


* DancingWithMyself: Both Cinderella and Edward do this during "He/She Danced With Me". Justified, since they're remembering their dance with each other.



* DistinctionWithoutADifference: "Kings never cheat, they adapt to circumstance."

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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: "Kings never cheat, they cheat. They adapt to circumstance.circumstance, but they don't cheat."


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* FinalLoveDuet: "Secret Kingdom (Reprise)" for Cinderella and the Prince.

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* OverlyLongName: Prince Edward's full name is "Edward Charles Albert George James Richard Augustus Phillip".


* {{Ruritania}}: The story takes place in the kingdom of Euphrania.

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* {{Ruritania}}: The story takes place in the kingdom of Euphrania. No one never states where Euphrania ''is'', but it's a very mountainous country with rather Austrian-looking castles.

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* {{Ruritania}}: The story takes place in the kingdom of Euphrania.

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