About the film
magic prince fairy tale live broadcast live television based on fairy tale tv special
Release Date: March 31, 1957
|Slogan||:||«The classic fairy tale with a Rodgers and Hammerstein score and performed live on TV.»|
|Genres||:||Drama, Romance, TV Movie|
|Production Companies||:||CBS Television Studios|
|Writers||:||Oscar Hammerstein II, Oscar Hammerstein II|
Julie Andrews was nominated for an Emmy for portraying the titular scullery maid who finds true love with a prince in this legendary adaptation of one of the most famous fairy tales of all time. A musical, made-for-television, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it is the only of the legendary composing team's musicals created specifically for that medium. It was originally broadcast live on CBS on March 31, 1957, and was a phenomenal success, viewed by more than 107 million people. Though it originally aired in full color, only a black & white kinescope of the production has survived.