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Cinderfella
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NR,1hr 28min
Release:
1960
Distributor:
Paramount
Synopsis: Both director Frank Tashlin and his comic star Jerry Lewis dilute their comic talents to play for the kiddie crowd in this fractured fairy tale version of the Cinderella story. This simply-told tale lards over the fairy story with un-needed songs and production numbers, but the basic story is still the same, only switched to a male Cinderella. Lewis is Fella, a put-upon flunky to a mean and rich dowager (Judith Anderson) and her three surly sons (all of whom appear to be pushing fifty). Fella falls ... Full Synopsis
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Cinderfella finds Jerry Lewis toning things down slightly, which means that there are actually several segments of this children's film that adults can watch without cringing. Fans of Lewis' over-the-top performing style needn't worry; there are still plenty of opportunities to watch the star mug, convulse, and run circles around himself (and others), as well as turn words and phrases into strings ... Read Review
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