Cinderella (1950) Script

Cinderella You're as lovely as your name Cinderella You're a sunset in a frame Though you're dressed in rags You wear an air of queenly grace Anyone can see A throne would be your proper place Cinderella If you give your heart a chance It will lead you To the kingdom of romance There you'll see your dreams unfold

Cinderella In the sweetest story Ever told

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was a tiny kingdom, peaceful, prosperous, and rich in romance and tradition.

Here, in a stately chateau, there lived a widowed gentleman and his little daughter, Cinderella.

Although he was a kind and devoted father, and gave his beloved child every luxury and comfort, still, he felt she needed a mother's care.

And so, he married again, choosing for his second wife a woman of good family, with two daughters just Cinderella's age, by name, Anastasia and Drizella.

It was upon the untimely death of this good man, however, that the stepmother's true nature was revealed.

Cold, cruel, and bitterly jealous of Cinderella's charm and beauty, she was grimly determined to forward the interests of her own two awkward daughters.

Thus, as time went by, the chateau fell into disrepair.

For the family fortunes were squandered upon the vain and selfish stepsisters, while Cinderella was abused, humiliated, and finally forced to become a servant in her own house.

And yet, through it all, Cinderella remained ever gentle and kind.

For with each dawn, she found new hope that someday her dreams of happiness would come true.

Well, it serves you right, spoiling people's best dreams.

Yes, I know it's a lovely morning, but it was a lovely dream, too.

What kind of a dream?

Can't tell.

'Cause if you tell a wish, it won't come true.

And, after all...

A dream is a wish Your heart makes When you're fast asleep In dreams you will lose Your heartaches Whatever you wish for You keep

Have faith In your dreams and someday Your rainbow will come smiling through No matter how your heart is grieving If you keep on believing The dream that you wish Will come true Oh, that clock.

Old killjoy.

I hear you. "Come on, get up," you say.

Time to start another day.

Even he orders me around.

Well, there's one thing.

They can't order me to stop dreaming.

And perhaps someday...

The dreams that I wish Will come true

No matter how your heart is grieving If you keep on believing The dream that you wish Will come true Look what I found. Over there, Cinderella.

Wait a minute.

One at a time, please.

Now, Jaq, what's all the fuss about?

New mouse in the house.

Brand-new. Never saw it before.

Visitor. Visitor! Oh, a visitor.

Well, she'll need a dress...

No, no, no. It's not a she, it's a he.

He, he. Oh, that does make a difference.

He'll need a jacket and shoes... Gotta get him out!

It's in a rat trap. Where?

In a trap? Why didn't you say so?

Now, now, calm down, everybody.

Oh, the poor little thing's scared to death.

Jaq, maybe you better explain things to him.

Zuk, zuk, Cinderelly.

Now, now. Look, little guy.

Take it easy. Nothin' to worry about.

We like you. Cinderelly likes you, too.

She's nice, very nice.

That's better. Come on, now. Zuk, zuk.

Zuk, zuk.

Well, that's better.

Well, let's just slip it on for size.

It is a little snug.

But it'll have to do.

Now, for a name.

I've got one. Octavius.

But for short, we'll call you Gus.

Like it, Gus? Like it? Like it?


I've got to hurry. See he keeps out of trouble, Jaq.

And don't forget to warn him about the cat.

Zuk, zuk. Look, did you ever see a cat?

Cat, cat?

Cat, cat. Lucifer. That's him.

Meany, sneaky.

Jump at you. Bite at you.

Big, big. Big as a house.

Zuk, zuk, Lucify?

Lucify, zuk, zuk.

Here, kitty, kitty.

Come, kitty. Come on.

Lucifer! Come here!

I'm sorry if Your Highness objects to an early breakfast.

It's certainly not my idea to feed you first.

It's orders. Come on.

Lucify. Is that Lucify?

Zuk, Lucify. That's him.

Gus-Gus take the Lucify and look at!

No, Gus-Gus, no.

Now, listen here. Lucify not funny.

Lucify mean.



Dreaming again.

Chasing Lucifer?

Catch him this time? That's bad.

Suppose they heard you upstairs.

You know the orders.

So if you don't want to lose that nice, warm bed, you'd better get rid of those dreams.

Know how?

Just learn to like cats.

No, I mean it. Lucifer has his good points, too.

For one thing, he...

Well, sometimes he...

There must be something good about him.


Oh, Bruno.

Come on, now. Outside.

I know it isn't easy, but at least we should try to get along together.

And that includes you, Your Majesty.

Breakfast time. Everybody up. Hurry, hurry.

Come on, everybody, breakfast, breakfast.

Come on, let's eat breakfast.

Breakfast? Breakfast!

Lucify. How're we gonna get out?

Let's see.

Listen, ibby-dibby. Got an idea.

Now, somebody's got to sneak out, get Lucify to chase him, run over to the corner and keep Lucify there.

Then we all run out. Zuk.

Yuk, yuk. Out.

Now we choose the one to do it. Ibby-dibby hop.

Hop. Hop.

Ready, hop. Hop.


Now... Hop, hop, hop.


Oh, there you are.

I was wondering.

All right. Breakfast is served.

Take it easy, cluck-cluck.

Let go! Let go, now.

Stop that. Go on, shoo, shoo.

Shoo, shoo, shoo!

Poor little Gus.


Help yourself.

Where's Gus-Gus?

Well, guess he got away.


All right, all right. I'm coming.

Oh, my goodness. Morning, noon, and night.


Coming, coming.

Cinderella! I'm coming.

Cinderella! In a minute.


Good morning, Drizella. Sleep well?

As if you care.

Take that ironing and have it back in an hour.

One hour, you hear?

Yes, Drizella.

Good morning, Anastasia.

Well, it's about time.

Don't forget the mending.

Don't be all day getting it done, either.

Yes, Anastasia.

Well, come in, child, come in.

Good morning, Stepmother.

Pick up the laundry and get on with your duties.

Yes, Stepmother.

Oh, Mother. Oh, Mother!

Mother! Mother!

You did it. You did it on purpose.

Mother! Mother! Mother!

Now what did you do?

She put it there.

A big, ugly mouse, under my teacup.

All right, Lucifer. What did you do with him?

Oh, you're not fooling anybody.

We'll just see about this.

Come on. Let him go.

Now the other one.

Come on!

Oh, poor little Gus.

Oh, Lucifer, won't you ever learn?


Yes, Stepmother.

Are you gonna get it.

Close the door, Cinderella.

Come here.

You don't think that I... Hold your tongue.


it seems we have time on our hands.

But I was only trying to... Silence!

Time for vicious practical jokes.

Perhaps we can put it to better use.

Now, let me see...

There's the large carpet in the main hall.

Clean it!

And the windows, upstairs and down.

Wash them!

Oh, yes. And the tapestries and the draperies.

But I just finished... Do them again!

And don't forget the garden. Scrub the terrace.

Sweep the halls and the stairs. Clean the chimneys.

And, of course, there's the mending and the sewing and the laundry.

Oh, yes. And one more thing.

See that Lucifer gets his bath.

My son has been avoiding his responsibilities long enough.

It's high time he married and settled down.

Of course, Your Majesty.

But we must be patient.

I am patient!

But I'm not getting any younger, you know.

I want to see my grandchildren before I go.

I understand, Sire. No.

No, you don't know what it means to see your only child grow farther, farther, and farther away from you.


I'm lonely in this desolate old palace.

I... I want to hear the pitter-patter of little feet again.

Now, now, Your Majesty.

Perhaps if we just let him alone... Let him alone?

With his silly romantic ideas?

But, Sire, in matters of love...


Just a boy meeting a girl under the right conditions.

So, we're arranging the conditions.

But, Your Majesty, if the Prince should suspect.


Look, the boy's coming home today, isn't he?

Yes, Sire.

Well, what could be more natural than a ball to celebrate his return?

Nothing, Sire.

If all the eligible maidens in my kingdom just happened to be there, why, he's bound to show interest in one of them, isn't he?

Isn't he?

Yes, Sire.

The moment he does...

Soft lights.

Romantic music.

All the trimmings!

It can't possibly fail.

Can it?

Yes, Sire. No, Sire!

Very well, Sire.

I shall arrange the ball for...

Tonight. Tonight? Tonight!

Oh, but, Sire... Tonight!

And see that every eligible maid is there.


Yes, Your Majesty.

The pear-shaped toad

Sing, sweet nightingale High Above me Oh, sing, sweet nightingale Sing, sweet nightingale High Above Oh, sing, sweet nightingale Sing, sweet nightingale High

Oh, sing, sweet nightingale Sing, sweet Nightingale Oh, sing, sweet nightingale Sing, sweet Oh, sing, sweet nightingale Sing Oh, sing, sweet nightingale Oh, sing, sweet Oh Sing Lucifer!

You mean old thing.

I'm just going to have to teach you a lesson.

Open in the name of the King.

An urgent message from His Imperial Majesty.

Thank you. From the King!

What's it say, Cinderelly?

What's it say, huh?

I don't know.

He said it's urgent.

Maybe I should interrupt the music lesson.

Sing, sweet nightingale High You clumsy! You did it on purpose.

It's her fault. Girls, girls. Remember, above all, self-control.


Cinderella! I've warned you never to interrupt...

This just arrived from the palace. From the palace!

Give it here. Let me have it.

I'll read it.

Well, there's to be a ball.

A ball! In honour of His Highness, the Prince.

Oh, the Prince!

And, by royal command, every eligible maiden is to attend.

Why, that's us! And I'm so eligible.

That means I can go, too.

Her, dancing with the Prince.

I'd be honoured, Your Highness.

Would you mind holding my broom?

Well, why not?

After all, I'm still a member of the family.

And it says, "By royal command, "every eligible maiden is to attend."

Yes, so it does.

Well, I see no reason why you can't go.

If you get all your work done.

Oh, I will. I promise.

And if you can find something suitable to wear.

I'm sure I can. Oh, thank you, Stepmother.

Mother, do you realise what you just said?

Of course.

I said "if."

Oh. "lf."

Isn't it lovely?

It was my mother's. It's pretty, but it looks old.

Well, maybe it is old-fashioned, but I'll fix that.

How do you do it? Wait a minute.

There ought to be some good ideas in here.

This one.

Oh, very nice. Nice.

Like it. It'll be easy.

I'll have to shorten the sleeves, I'll need a sash, a ruffle, something for a collar... Cinderella!

Oh, now what do they want?


Oh, well.

I guess my dress will just have to wait.


All right, all right. I'm coming.

Poor Cinderelly.

Every time she finds a minute, that's the time when they begin it.

Cinderelly, Cinderelly.


Cinderelly, Cinderelly Night and day it's Cinderelly Make the fire Fix the breakfast Wash the dishes Do the moppin'

And the sweepin' and the dustin'

They always keep her hoppin'

She'd go around in circles Till she's very, very dizzy Still they holler Keep her busy, Cinderelly Yeah. Keep her busy.

You know what?

Cinderelly won't go to the ball. What?

Not go? What did you say?

You'll see. They'll fix her.

Work, work, work. She'll never get her dress done.

Poor Cinderelly.

Hey! We can do it!

We can do it We can do it We can help our Cinderelly We can make the dress so pretty There's nothing to it, really We'll tie a sash around it Put a ribbon through it When dancing at the ball she'll be more beautiful than all In the lovely dress we make for Cinderelly Hurry, hurry, hurry Gonna help our Cinderelly Got no time to dilly-dally We got to get it goin'

I'll cut it with the scissors.

And I can do the sewing.

Leave the sewing to the women.

You go get some trimmin'.

And we'll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly, whoo We'll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly Follow me, Gus-Gus. I know where to go.

It's gonna be pretty, this dress.

Cinderelly will be surprised.

Surprised, surprised. Very surprised.

And this, too, my slippers. Don't forget...

Take my dress. Here, mend the buttonholes.

Press my skirt and mind the ruffle. Cinderella?

Yes? When you're through, and before you begin your regular chores, I have a few little things.

Very well.

I don't see why everyone else has nice things to wear, and I always end up in these old rags.

This sash! I wouldn't be seen dead in it.

You should talk. These beads!

I am sick of looking at them.

Trash. Oh, I hate this.

Come on and be careful.

Yes, yes, yes. Real careful.

We can use that, Gus-Gus.

Pretty, pretty.

Look out. Lucify!


Very pretty beads!

A dream is a wish your heart makes When you're fast asleep In dreams you will lose your heartaches Whatever you wish for You keep

No matter how your heart is grieving If you keep on believing The dream that you wish will come true

Okay. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Whatever you wish for you keep All right.

Heave, ho. Heave, ho.

Heave, ho.

The dream that you wish will come true Will come true

Yes? The carriage is here.

Why, Cinderella, you're not ready, child. I'm not going.

Not going? Oh, what a shame.

But, of course, there will be other times.

Yes. Good night.

Oh, well.

What's a royal ball?

After all, I suppose it would be frightfully dull, and boring, and completely...

Completely wonderful.

It's my... Surprise!

Surprise! Surprise!

Happy birthday! No, no, no, no!

Well, I never dreamed it.

It's such a surprise.

Oh, how can I ever...

Oh, thank you so much.

Remember, when you're presented to His Highness, be sure... Wait!

Please, wait for me.

Isn't it lovely? Do you like it?

Do you think it will do?

Cinderella! Mother, she can't.

Oh, no. You can't!

Girls, please.

After all, we did make a bargain.

Didn't we, Cinderella?

And I never go back on my word.

How very clever.

These beads, they give it just the right touch.

Don't you think so, Drizella?

No, I don't. I think she's...

Why, you little thief!

They're my beads. Give them here.

Oh, no.

And look, that's my sash. She's wearing my sash.

Mine! Oh, please.

Please, no.


Girls, girls.

That's quite enough. Hurry along now, both of you.

I won't have you upsetting yourselves.

Good night.

You will lose your heartache Whatever you wish for You'll keep Oh, no. No, it isn't true.

Have faith in your dreams and someday It's just no use.

Your rainbow will come smiling through No use at all.

No matter how your heart is grieving If you keep on believing I can't believe. Not any more.

The dream that you wish Will come true There's nothing left to believe in.


Nothing, my dear?

Oh, now you don't really mean that. Oh, but I do.

Nonsense, child!

If you'd lost all your faith, I couldn't be here.

And here I am.

Oh, come now. Dry those tears.

You can't go to the ball looking like that.

The ball?

Oh, but I'm not... Of course, you are.

But we have to hurry, because even miracles take a little time.

Miracles? Watch.

What in the world did I do with that magic wand? I was sure...

Magic wand?

That's strange.

I always... Then you must be...

Your fairy godmother? Of course.

Where is that wand? I...

Oh! I forgot.

I put it away.

Look at what she did.

How'd she do it?

Now, let's see.

I'd say the first thing you need is a pumpkin. A pumpkin?

Now the magic words.

Sala-gadoola-menchika-boo-la Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Put 'em together and what have you got?

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Sala-gadoola-menchika-boo-la Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo It'll do magic Believe it or not Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Now sala-gadoola means Menchika-boolaroo But the thing-a-ma-bob that does the job Is bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Sala-gadoola-menchika-boo-la Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Put 'em together and what have you got?

Bibbidi-bobbidi Bibbidi-bobbidi Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo Oh, looky.

Isn't it wonderful?

Oh, it's beautiful.

Yes, isn't it?

With an elegant coach like that, of course, we'll simply have to have mice! Mice?

Oh, this really is nice.

Why, we'll have a coach and four when we're through.

Just a wave of my stick and to finish the trick, bibbidi, bobbidi, boo.

Gracious, what did I do?

I was sure there were four. There should be one more.

There you are.

Bibbidi, bobbidi, boo.

Oh, poor Lucifer.

Serves him right, I'd say. Now...

Where were we? Oh, goodness, yes.

You can't go to the ball without a horse.

Another one?

But tonight, for a change, you will handle the reins, and sit in the driver's seat, too.

For instead of a horse, you're the coachman, of course.

Bibbidi, bobbidi, boo.

That does it, I guess, except for... Oh, yes!

The finishing touch. And, that's you.

Yes, Bruno, that's right, you'll be footman tonight.

Bibbidi, bobbidi, boo.

Well, well, hop in, my dear. We can't waste time.

But... No, don't try to thank me.

Oh, I wasn't... I mean, I do, but...

But, don't you think my dress...

Yes, it's lovely, dear.

Good heavens, child. You can't go in that!

Now, let's see, dear.

Your size and the shade of your eyes.

Something simple, but daring, too.

Oh, just leave it to me. What a gown this will be.

Bibbidi-bobbidi. Bibbidi-bobbidi.


Oh, it's a beautiful dress.

Did you ever see such a beautiful dress?

And, look, glass slippers.

Why, it's like a dream.

A wonderful dream come true.

Yes, my child.

But, like all dreams, well, I'm afraid this can't last forever.

You'll have only till midnight, and then...

Midnight? Thank you.

Now, now, now, just a minute. You must understand, my dear, on the stroke of 12:00 the spell will be broken, and everything will be as it was before.

Oh, I understand, but it's more than I ever hoped for.

Bless you, my child.

I... Goodness me!

It's getting late. Hurry up, dear. The ball can't wait.

Have a good time. Dance, be gay.

Now, off you go. You're on your way.

With a bibbidi-bobbidi Bibbidi-bobbidi Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo

Princess Frederica Eugenie de la Fontain.

Mademoiselle Augustina DuBois.

Daughter of General Pierre DuBois.

The boy isn't cooperating.

Mademoiselle Leonora Mercedes de la Tour.

Daughter of Colonel and Madame de la Tour.

I can't understand it.

There must be at least one who'd make a suitable mother.


A suitable wife.

Mademoiselles Drizella and Anastasia Tremaine.

Daughters of Lady Tremaine.

I give up. Even I couldn't expect the boy to...

Well, if I may say so, Your Majesty, I did try to warn you, but you, Sire, are incurably romantic.

No doubt you saw the whole pretty picture in detail.

The young Prince bowing to the assembly.

Suddenly he stops. He looks up.

For, lo, there she stands.

The girl of his dreams.

Who she is or whence she came, he knows not, nor does he care, for his heart tells him that here, here is the maid predestined to be his bride.

A pretty plot for fairy tales, Sire.

But in real life, oh, no.

No! It was foredoomed to failure.

Failure, eh?

Take a look at that, you pompous windbag.

Who is she?

You know her? No, Sire.

I've never seen her before.

That's one thing in her favour.

The waltz. Quick, the waltz!

Lights. The lights.

Failure, eh?

Well... Now for a good night's sleep.

Oh, quite so, Sire. I believe I, too...

You will stay right here.

See they're not disturbed, and when the boy proposes, notify me immediately.

Notify me immediately.

And remember, if anything goes wrong...

Who is she, Mother? Do we know her?

Well, the Prince certainly seems to.

I know I've never seen her.

Nor I.

But she certainly is... Wait.

There is something familiar about her.


So this is love So this is what makes life Divine I'm all aglow And now I know And now I know The key to all Heaven Is mine My heart has wings And I can fly I'll touch every star In the sky So this is the miracle That I've been dreaming of

So this Is Love

Oh. Oh, my goodness.

What's the matter?

It's midnight.

Yes, so it is. But why...

Goodbye. No, no, wait.

You can't go now. It's only... Oh, I must. Please.

Please, I must. But why?

Well, I... Oh, the Prince, I haven't met the Prince.

The Prince?

But didn't you know...

Goodbye. No, wait.

Come back. Please come back.

I don't even know your name. How will I find you?

Wait! Please wait.


Oh, I say. Young lady.

Wait! The Prince!

Just a moment.

Guard! Guard!

Stop that coach! Close those gates!

Follow that coach!

Open those gates!

I'm sorry.

I guess I forgot about everything.

Even the time, but...

But it was so wonderful.

And he was so handsome, and when we danced...

Oh, I'm sure even the Prince himself couldn't have been more...


Oh, well, it's over and... Cinderelly.

Look, look! The slippers!

Yeah, your slipper.

Your slipper, Cinderelly.

Thank you.

Thank you so much, for everything.

Your Majesty, I see no point in beating about the bush.

I regret to inform you, Sire, that the young lady has disappeared, leaving behind only this glass slipper.

Yes. I'll do it.

No. I just can't.

Well, come in.

Come in!

Your Majesty... So, he's proposed already?

Tell me about it. Well...

Who is she? I didn't get a chance...

No matter. We've more important things to discuss.

Arrangements for the wedding, invitations, a national holiday.

All that sort of thing. But, Sire...

Here. Have a cigar. Take a few more.


Better practise passing these out, eh?

But, if you'd only listen.

And for you, my friend.

Your Majesty, please... A knighthood.

I hereby dub you Sir...

By the way, what title would you like?

Sire? She got away. Sir "She Got Away"?

A peculiar title, but if that's what you...

She what? Why, you...

You... You traitor!

Now, Sire. Remember, your blood pressure.


No, Sire. No!


You were in league with the Prince.

I tried to stop her, but she vanished into thin air.

A likely story.

But it's true, Sire. All we could find was this glass slipper.

The whole thing was a plot!

But, Sire, he loves her.

He won't rest till he finds her.

He's determined to marry her.

What? What did you say?

The Prince, Sire, swears he'll marry none but the girl who fits this slipper.

He said that, did he?

We've got him!

But, Sire, this slipper may fit one of any number of girls.

That's his problem. He's given his word.

We'll hold him to it. No, Your Highness.

I'll have nothing to do with it.

You'll try this on every maid in my kingdom.

And if the shoe fits, bring her in.

Yes, Your Majesty.

Cinderella? Cinderella?

Cinderella! Where is that... Yes?

Here I am.

My daughters, where are they?

I think they're still in bed.

Don't just stand there! Bring up the breakfast trays at once.

And hurry!

Wow. I wonder what's the matter.

What's the matter with her?

I don't know. Let's find out. Come on.

Drizella. Drizella!


Get up. Quick. This instant.

We haven't a moment to lose.


Get up, Anastasia.

What for? Why?

Everyone's talking about it, the whole kingdom.

Hurry now. He'll be here any minute. Who will?

The Grand Duke. He's been hunting all night.

Hunting? For that girl.

The one who lost her slipper at the ball last night.

They say he's madly in love with her.

The Duke is? No, no, no. The Prince!

The Prince!

You clumsy little fool.

Clean that up, then help my daughters dress.

What for?

If he's in love with that girl, why should we even bother?

Now, you two, listen to me.

There is still a chance that one of you can get it.

One of us? Why, Mother, what do you mean?

Just this:

No one, not even the Prince, knows who that girl is.

We know! We know! Cinderelly!

The glass slipper is their only clue.

The Duke has been ordered to try it on every girl in the kingdom.

And if one can be found whom the slipper fits, then, by the King's command, that girl shall be the Prince's bride.

His bride. His bride!

Cinderella, get my things together.

Never mind her. Get mine right away.

What's the matter with her?

Wake up, stupid. We've gotta get dressed.

Dressed. Oh, yes.

Oh, we must get dressed.

It wouldn't do for the Duke to see me...

Mother, did you see what she did?

Are you just going to let her... Quiet!

So this is love

What's she gonna do?

I don't know. Gotta watch.

Come on.

Cinderelly! Cinderelly!

So this is the miracle That I've been dreaming of


Oh, no!

No, please!

Oh, you can't, you just can't.

Let me out! You must let me out!

You can't keep me in here!

Oh, please.

No, no. She can't do it. She can't lock up Cinderelly.

I'm gonna...

Please. Please.

We gotta get that key, Gus-Gus. We just gotta get that key.


He's over here, the Duke-Duke.

Yeah, yeah. Who? The Grand Duke, with the slipper.

We gotta get that key quick.

Yup, yup. Key, key. Quick.

Oh, Mother, Mother, he's here, he's here.

The Grand Duke. Do I look all right?

I'm so excited, I don't know what I'll do. Girls.

Now, remember, this is your last chance. Don't fail me.

Announcing His Imperial Grace, the Grand Duke.

You honour our humble home.

Quite so.

May I present my daughters, Drizella, Anastasia.

Your Grace.

Yes. Charmed, I'm sure.

His Grace will read the royal proclamation.

"All loyal subjects of His Imperial Majesty

"are hereby notified by royal proclamation in regard to a certain

"glass slipper.

"It is decreed..."

Why, that's my slipper!

Well, I like that. It's my slipper!

No, no, no! It's Cinderelly's slipper!

How can she stand there... Girls.

Your manners.

A thousand pardons, Your Grace.

Please continue.

Yes, quite so.

Oh, yes. "It is upon this day decreed

"that a quest be instituted throughout...

"The sole and express purpose of such quest to be as follows:

"That every maid throughout the kingdom without exception, "shall try on her foot this slipper of glass, "and should one be found upon whose foot this slipper shall properly fit,

"such maiden shall be acclaimed the object of this search

"and shall be looked upon as the true love of His Royal Highness, "our beloved son and heir, the noble Prince.

"Said Prince will, upon bended knee

"beg, request, or if need be, implore

"said maiden that he be granted her hand in marriage.

"Whereupon, should the aforementioned maiden

"look with favour, shall the couple pledge their troth...

"And in due course, upon the inevitable demise of His Majesty the King, "succeed to the throne to rule over the land

"as King and Queen of our kingdom.

"So be it."

You must be quite fatigued, Your Grace.

May we offer you some tea?

What? Tea?

Thank you, madam, no.

We must proceed with the fitting.

Of course. Anastasia, dear.

There. I knew it was my slipper.

Exactly my size.

I always wear the same size.

As soon as I saw it, I said...

Oh, well...

It may be a trifle snug today.

You know how it is, dancing all night.

I can't understand why.

It's always fit perfectly before.

I don't think you're half trying.

Mother, can you...

Quiet, my dear. We mustn't disturb His Grace.

Young man, are you sure you're trying it on the right foot?

Oh, it's the right foot, but...

These glass shoes aren't always reliable.

Come on, hurry.

Up the stairs, up the stairs!

Lucify, Lucify.

Up, up, up with it.


Why can't you hold still a minute?

My word. Enough of this!

The next young lady, please.

Did you hear that, Gus?

Yup. Gotta hurry.

Come on, come on, hurry.

Gus-Gus, Gus-Gus, come on.

Look, look. Just up there. Come on.

Us is coming, Cinderelly.

I can get you out. You've got the key!

How did you ever manage to...


Let him go, Lucifer.

Please, let him go.

Let him go. Let him go!

Let him go. Let him out, you hear?

Lucify, you...

Bruno. Yes, Bruno!

Quick, get Bruno. Get Bruno!

Of all the stupid little idiots.

I'll do it myself.

Get away from me.

I'll make it fit.

There. It fits.

It fits?


Oh, Your Grace, I'm dreadfully sorry.

It shan't happen again.

Precisely, madam.

Come on, come on. Get up, Gus-Gus, get up.

Don't, don't, don't, don't.

Let go, let go.

You are the only ladies in the household I hope... I presume.

There's no one else, Your Grace. Quite so.

Good day. Good day. Your Grace?

Your Grace, please, wait.

May I try it on?

Pay no attention. It's Cinderella.

From the kitchen. Ridiculous.

She's out of her mind.

Just an imaginative child.

Madam, my orders were "every maiden."

Come, my child.

Oh, no.

No, no, no. Oh, no!

Oh, this is terrible.

The King, what will he say?

What will he do?

Perhaps, if it would help...

No, no. Nothing can help now. Nothing.

But, you see, I have the other slipper.

Have faith in dreams And someday Your rainbow will come smiling through No matter how your heart is grieving If you keep on believing The dream that you wish Will come true