The Magic Shoes
|The Magic Shoes|
|Directed by||Claude Flemming|
|Written by||Peggy Graham|
|Based on||the fairy tale Cinderella|
The Magic Shoes is a 1935 Australian short film based on the fairy tale Cinderella. It features the first screen performance by Peter Finch and Helen Hughes, daughter of former Prime Minister William Hughes and was the first dramatised movie to be shot at the National Studios, built to make The Flying Doctor (1936).
- Peter Finch as Prince Charming
- Gloria Gotch
- Helen Hughes
- Norman French
- Sheilah Parry as the fairy princess
- Andrew Higginson as the policeman
- Phil Smith
The crew included future war photographer Damien Parer and among the cast were Phil Smith, father of actor Mona Barrie, and a number of children who were students at an acting school run by director Claude Flemming with Frank Harvey.
The film failed to find a distributor and was not a financial success.
- Australia's 'Lost' Films at National Film and Sound Archive
- 'Film Find Snap for an Intern' ANU Newsletter 24 May 2006
- 'Lost Treasure Trove Discovered' AFC website
- "Face Value.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 23 January 1936. p. 9 Supplement: Women's Supplement. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
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