Cinderfella (1960) - Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Hohum Score

26

Watchable

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 ...

IMDB: 6
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)

I am 14, and I enjoyed it so much.

The rest is predictable.

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.

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

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.

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.

Not Jerry at his best, but still enjoyable.

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 .

)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.