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 dates
  • March 24, 1978 (1978-03-24)
Running time
98 minutes
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.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Emmy Award

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

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