Cinderella Jones

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.[1]

Cinderella Jones
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBusby Berkeley
Produced byAlex Gottlieb
Screenplay byCharles Hoffman
Story byPhilip Wylie
StarringJoan Leslie
Robert Alda
Julie Bishop
William Prince
S. Z. Sakall
Edward Everett Horton
Music byFriedrich Hollaender
CinematographySol Polito
Edited byGeorge Amy
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • March 9, 1946 (1946-03-09)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States


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).



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."[2]


  1. "Cinderella Jones (1946) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  2. Crowther, Bosley (1946-03-16). "Movie Review - Cinderella Jones - THE SCREEN; A Package of Fluff". Retrieved 2015-06-23.
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