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I do presume that the story of Cinderella is known to
most of my readers, and the film follows pretty much the fairy tale with a
few adaptations (the main adaptation being hinted at in the title), but I
will do a quick synopsis anyhow:
Drella (Suzanne Sybele) lives with her stepmom (Patricia Mayfield) and
her two stepsisters (Joan Lemmo, June Faith), who are all of course cruel
to her. But still, Drella dreams of going to a ball and meeting the local
Prince (Bill Gaskin), whom she dreams about night and day (but mostly
night) ... good thing then, that the Prince dreams about her too, without
actually having met her.
So the Prince has a Masque just to find her, and to this end, he
invites all the maidens of his realm ... but of course, stepmom and
stepsisters won't let Drella come ... good thing then that a fairy
godfather (Sydney Lassick) just happens to stop by and turns ugly duckling
Drella into a beautiful Princess, but only till the strike of midnight.
At the masque, the Prince naturally has only eyes for Drella, and they
dance and dance ... until it strikes midnight, and Drella leaves in a
hurry, with the Prince only being able to grab her golden bra (how he
managed to do that without undressing her I'll never know), which is the
only souvenir he's left with.
In his desperation the prince oges so far as to force every maiden in
the realm to try on the golden bra, but the thing seems to fit none ...
and of course, stepmom sees to it that Drella won't get a chance to try
the bra on.
The Prince is about to be ready to give up his futile search for his
dreamgirl when the fairy godfather once more intervenes and leads him to
Drella while her stepmom is out ... and wouldn't you know it, the bra fits
At a ball, the Prince announces his engagement to Drella, and wouldn't
you know it, stepmom tries and succeeds in snatching the old King (David
Duffield) for herself.
Totally tame by today's standards, the movie must have seemed quite
daring back in 1964 for showing a few naked tits (not more). Apart from
that bit of nudity though, there is little to make the film interesting,
it's a very faithful (apart from the sexy bits) and unimaginative
re-telling of the well-known tale garnered with a bit of rather pedestrian
comedy and a few musical numbers that were terribly old-fashioned even
when the film came out. It might not be totally without retro-charm, but
there's also not much to recommend the picture for.