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Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

Tri orísky pro Popelku (original title)
Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Director:

Václav Vorlícek

Writers:

Bozena Nemcová (story), Frantisek Pavlícek (as Bohumila Zelenková)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Libuse Safránková ... Popelka
Pavel Trávnícek ... Prince
Carola Braunbock ... Mother
Rolf Hoppe ... King
Karin Lesch ... Queen
Dana Hlavácová ... Dora (as Daniela Hlavácová)
Jan Libícek ... Preceptor
Vítezslav Jandák ... Kamil
Jaroslav Drbohlav ... Vítek
Vladimír Mensík ... Vincek
Míla Myslíková ... Housekeeper
Helena Ruzicková ... Princess Drobena
Jan Sus Jan Sus ... Hind
Milos Vavruska ... Huntsman
Jirí Ruzicka ... Cook
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The film stars Libuse Safránková as the title character, a young woman who is put upon by her stepmother and stepsisters. The film employs a twist, though, when a handsome prince comes knocking. Cinderella does not simply fall into the prince's arms. In this version, he must actively pursue the young woman who is a skilled sharpshooter prone to wearing hunting outfits. Cinderella also has three wishes at her disposal, gained from three magic nuts. Written by Ørnås

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Trivia

In the ball scene, fat dancer Drobena (played by Helena Ruzicková) is introduced as "daughter of the Baroness Courtebiche". Baroness Courtebiche is a character from the book Clochemerle by Gabriel Chevallier. See more »

Goofs

When Cinderella enters the dance hall at the palace, in the reverse shot the female extra to her right, in the white gown, looks at the camera twice. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Máme rádi Cesko: Episode dated 27 February 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Melodie beze slov
Music by Karel Svoboda
Performed by Jitka Molavcová
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The most successful fairy-tale in the Czech Republic
5 January 1999 | by AtulurSee all my reviews

Scarcely anyone in the Czech Republic can imagine the Christmas time without this movie on TV. Unforgettable music, perfect acting and the unique atmosphere contribute to its evergreen popularity even after almost thirty years.


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Language:

German | Czech

Release Date:

16 November 1973 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Nuts for Cinderella See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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