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|Written by||James L. Brooks|
|Directed by||William A. Graham|
|Starring|| Charlayne Woodard |
Alaina Reed Hall
|Music by||Stan Daniels|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Producers|| James L. Brooks |
Kenneth R. Koch
|Running time||98 minutes|
|Production companies||John-Charles-Walters Productions|
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.
|1978||Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for Music-Variety||Sandra Stewart||Nominated|
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