In 16th Century France, the classic fairy tale of Cinderella is told in a different light. Danielle, a young lady, takes care of her step-mother and step-sisters after her father passes away. Danielle's step-mother does not consider Danielle as one of her own daughters.
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Meanwhile, Prince Henry of France argues with his father over the idea of an aranged marriage. His father concludes that he will host a masked ball. At this ball, Prince Henry is to announce his choice for a wife. if Prince Henry can find no such woman, he will have an arranged marriage.
Prince Henry meets Danielle, who is dressed as a noblewoman to buy a fellow servant from her house back. He becomes interested in her, without knowing her real identity. The pair begin to meet and fall in love. Prince Henry has found his "perfect match". Danielle plans to tell him of her true identity, but before she can, her wicked step-mother ruins everything for the sake of her daughter, Jacqueleen.
The review of this Movie prepared by B. N. Beasley
After Danielle's father dies when she is young, she is raised by her step mother and lives as a servant in her household. She goes to the castle dressed as a courtier to free a friend and accidently meets the Prince. After another chance meeting, they spend a lot of time together and their love blossoms, until the step mother reveals to the Prince and everyone that Danielle is a peasant not a courtier.
The review of this Movie prepared by Alison Veneto
This is an enchanting rendering of the Cinderella story. A "modern" young woman of the 16th century, Danielle (Barrymore) is kind, smart, independent and wise beyond her years. When her beloved father dies, she is left to the care of her unfeeling stepmother (Huston) who wants only to use her as a servant to wait on herself and her two equally unfeeling daughters. Danielle learns against surmounting odds to stand up to her scheming stepmother. When she unexpectedly makes the acquaintance of the crown prince of France, (Scott) the two fall hopelessly in love but she is a commoner and he is royalty and this does not sit well with his parents.
The review of this Movie prepared by Patti Illsley
This is the Cinderella story retold. Danielle, Cinderella, is courted by Prince Henry who thinks she is a noblewoman. After the clamor that ensues once her identity is revealed, they live happily ever after.
The review of this Movie prepared by A Reviewer