Cinderfella (1960) - Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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This was Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons, Maximilian and ...

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Ed Wynn
Length: 91 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 5 out of 31 found boring (16.12%)

One-line Reviews (10)

)But from memory, I used to think Jerry had fantastic timing to a lot of his routines so you were on the edge of your seat while laughing as well.

And the date crowd would have found his romantic chemistry with his female co-stars lacking and the overall atmosphere rather contrived and juvenile.

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Bland .

Not Jerry at his best, but still enjoyable.

The rest is predictable.

I am 14, and I enjoyed it so much.

Yet, contrived and formulaic as it is, the movie manages to still entertain almost 50 years later, largely on the strength of Jerry's comic and cinematic inventiveness.

Thanks to handsome sets (with exteriors filmed at the "Beverly Hillbillies" estate in Bel Air, CA), costumes and a pleasant (if unmemorable) score, "Cinderfella" is entertaining enough to get by.

In "Cinderfella," he allows himself no less than FOUR soporific songs to indulge in, with one of those numbers, some silly nonsense about being a "people" instead of a "person", just unbearable.

When his father passes, Fella is renamed Cinderfella, and banished to an empty bedroom.