Cinderella Jones is a 1946 American musical comedy film directed by Busby Berkeley and written by Charles Hoffman. The film stars Joan Leslie, Robert Alda, Julie Bishop, William Prince, S. Z. Sakall, and Edward Everett Horton. The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 9, 1946.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Busby Berkeley|
|Produced by||Alex Gottlieb|
|Screenplay by||Charles Hoffman|
|Story by||Philip Wylie|
S. Z. Sakall
Edward Everett Horton
|Music by||Friedrich Hollaender|
|Edited by||George Amy|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Struggling singer Judy Jones (Leslie) discovers she's entitled to a multimillion-dollar fortune, as long as she can live up to the terms of her late uncle's will. To collect her inheritance, Jones must marry an intellectual genius. Jones ditches her boyfriend, bandleader Tommy Coles (Alda), and matriculates at an elite university for the super-intelligent. On campus, Jones struggles to win the heart of a dashing professor, Bartholomew Williams (Prince).
- Joan Leslie as Judy Jones
- Robert Alda as Tommy Coles
- Julie Bishop as Camille
- William Prince as Bart Williams
- S. Z. Sakall as Gabriel Popik
- Edward Everett Horton as Keating
- Charles Dingle as Minland
- Ruth Donnelly as Cora Elliot
- Elisha Cook, Jr. as Oliver S. Patch
- Hobart Cavanaugh as George
- Charles Arnt as Mahoney
- Chester Clute as Krencher
- Edward Gargan as Riley
- Margaret Early as Bashful Girl
- Johnny Mitchell as Soldier
- Mary Dean as Singer
- Monte Blue as Jailer
- Marianne O'Brien as Marie
- Marion Martin as Burlesque Queen
Bosley Crowther of The New York Times said, "If you can imagine a combination of a Nineteen Thirties "college musical" and a second-rate silent slapstick shot completely "off the cuff," then you can picture in your mind's eye the Warners' Cinderella Jones, a little package of fluff and painful cut-ups which came to the Strand yesterday. And we trust that you can so imagine, for it would be very difficult indeed to convey a more accurate impression of this nonsensical and amateurish film."
- "Cinderella Jones (1946) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
- Crowther, Bosley (1946-03-16). "Movie Review - Cinderella Jones - THE SCREEN; A Package of Fluff". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
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