Cindy (film)

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Directed by William A. Graham
Produced by James L. Brooks
Stan Daniels
David Davis
Ed. Weinberger
Written by James L. Brooks
Stan Daniels
David Davis
Ed. Weinberger
Starring Charlayne Woodard
Mae Mercer
Nell Carter
Alaina Reed Hall
Scoey Mitchell
Clifton Davis
Music by Stan Daniels
Cinematography Larry Boelens
Edited by Vince Humphrey
Kenneth R. Koch
John-Charles-Walters Productions
Distributed by Paramount Television
Release date(s)
  • March 24, 1978 (1978-03-24)
Running time 98 min
Country United States
Language English

Cindy is a 1978 American musical television film that features an entirely African-American cast. Directed by William A. Graham, the film is an urbanized retelling of Cinderella.


After World War II, Cindy (Woodard) has moved from the south to live in Harlem with her newly blended family. She finds herself constantly abused by her stepmother and stepsisters. Her father (Mitchell) provides some comfort but cannot prevent the abuse entirely. One night, she meets Captain Joe Prince (Davis) and is swept off her feet. Soon after, a romance ensues.


  • Charlayne Woodard…..Cindy
  • Mae Mercer…..Sara Hayes
  • Nell Carter…..Olive
  • Alaina Reed Hall…..Venus
  • Scoey Mitchell…..Cindy’s father
  • Clifton Davis…..Captain Joe Prince
  • W. Benson Terry…..Miles Archer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Emmy Award

  • 1978: Nominated, “Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for Music-Variety” – Sandra Stewart

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