- Status: Completed
- Score: 6/10
- Director: Frank Tashlin
- Country: English
- Year: 1960
- Duration: 91 min
- Production: Jerry Lewis Productions
A gender-swapped retelling of Charles Perrault’s classic, where Cinderfella is visited by a fairy godfather to help him escape from his wicked stepmother and stepbrothers.
This was Jerry Lewis’ answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Cinderfella (Jerry Lewis) Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother (Dame Judith Anderson) and her two no-good sons, Maximilian (Henry Silva) and Rupert (Robert Hutton). As he slaves away for his nasty stepfamily, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Cinderfella’s father has supposedly hidden on the estate. Meanwhile, hoping to restore her dwindling fortunes, the stepmother plans a fancy ball in honor of the visiting Princess Charming (Anna Maria Alberghetti) who she hopes will marry Rupert. Eventually, Cinderfella’s Fairy Godfather (Ed Wynn) shows up to convince him that he has a shot at winning the Princess.
Jerry Lewis, Judith Anderson, Robert Hutton, Joe Williams, Ed Wynn, Henry Silva, Count Basie, Anna Maria Alberghetti,