Without making too strong a comparison with Lili, a previous click turned out by the principals connected with this offering, it is probable the makers figured on approaching the previous film's success. While Slipper has charm and a somewhat similar ugly duckling-love triumphant plot, it has neither the tremendous heart impact of Lili nor sufficient freshness of theme.

Without making too strong a comparison with Lili, a previous click turned out by the principals connected with this offering, it is probable the makers figured on approaching the previous film’s success. While Slipper has charm and a somewhat similar ugly duckling-love triumphant plot, it has neither the tremendous heart impact of Lili nor sufficient freshness of theme.

Leslie Caron, as drab and dirty as any scullery maid could have ever been, is the Cinderella who rides to the castle on her dreams, magically whisked into an enchantingly gowned, diademed princess fit for the prince played by Michael Wilding. Wilding does not seem happily cast in his character, nor does it get over to the viewer.

Where Slipper makes its best points is in the Bronislau Kaper score and in the ballets.

The Glass Slipper

Production

M-G-M. Director Charles Walters; Producer Edwin H. Knopf; Screenplay Helen Deutsch; Camera Arthur E. Arling; Editor Ferris Webster; Music Bronislau Kaper

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1955. Running time: 93 MIN.

With

Leslie Caron Michael Wilding Keenan Wynn Estelle Winwood Elsa Lanchester Barry Jones
Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more