Cinderella (1950)

Although focusing a bit too preemptively on stepmother-wickedness than sparkly extravagance it finds much better fantasy in, Disney’s adaptation of the famed fable delivers breathtaking romance for a studio-defining Princess-portfolio piece. 8/10.

Plot Synopsis: With a wicked stepmother (Eleanor Audley) and two jealous stepsisters (Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss) who keep her enslaved and in rags, Cinderella (Ilene Woods) stands no chance of attending the royal ball. When her fairy godmother (Verna Felton) appears and magically transforms her reality into a dream come true, Cinderella enchants the handsome Prince Charming at the ball, but must face the wrath of her enraged stepmother and sisters when the spell wears off at midnight.

Official CLC Score: 8/10