Jump to content
 
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

CINDERELLA (1914)


Guest dredagain
 Share

Recommended Posts

Here's an odd little film, short and sweet, with Mary Pickford as Cinderella and Owen Moore as Prince Charming. Directed by James Kirkwood (also an actor of the silent era) with considerable style and wit. The storyline is basically what we all know but this version has a fortune teller and trolls (or gnomes) as well.

 

The special effects are pretty good for a 1914 film as the Fairy Godmother turns a pumpkin, mice, and rats into a coach, horses, and footmen (respectively). But poor Cinderella doesn't heed the midnight curfew and poof everything returns to what they were.

 

There's a terrific dream sequence after the ball when Cinderella dreams about the woodland trolls coming out and clanging the midnight chimes in a bell tower.

 

This is a clean Milestone release with all new title cards. Pickford is, of course, terrific and takes full advantage of the dual roles. Moore is ok but not very memorable. Interesting new music score by Donald Sosin uses Celtic sounding music with some Enya-like singing... it works well with this medieval story.

 

Message was edited by: drednm

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

© 2023 Turner Classic Movies Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Settings
×
×
  • Create New...