Music from “The Glass Slipper” (1955)

I always was a movie geek; lately I have become more so. Last night I watched a movie I recorded–a retelling of Cinderella called “The Glass Slipper.” I had never heard of it, but I found this version very touching. I liked the friendship between the prince and Ella, which is not present in other versions of the story.

I also got hooked on the theme song, shown in the clip and lyrics below. I rewound just so I could hear it again.  I’m surprised that the song isn’t featured in more music boxes. Such a beautiful melody!

 

TAKE MY LOVE
From the film "The Glass Slipper" (1955)
(Lyrics: Helen Deutsch / Music: Bronislau Kaper)


Gilbert Russell (Film Soundtrack) - 1955
Eddie Fisher - 1955
Mantovani & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1955
David Rose & His Orch. (Instr.) - 1955
John Gary - 1964





Climbing rose on the wall
Take it now before the petals fall
Apple ripe on the bough
Take it for the time to take is now

Happy day, sun or rain
Live it for it never comes again
Lads have died, young and gay
Pretty maids can fade away

Nothing is forever, always is a lie
I can only love you till the day I die

So my love, oh, my love
Dream no more my love, awake my love
Oh, my love, wake my love
Come to me and take my love

Nothing is forever, always is a lie
I can only love you till the day I die

So my love, oh, my love
Dream no more my love, awake my love
Oh, my love, wake my love
Come to me and take my love


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Movies and Music

I’m reading Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much, which was published this year. Even though I’ve seen it several times, I checked out the 1956 version of the movie from the library. I also decided that I would watch the 1934 version. Hitchcock was quoted in an interview that the 1934 version was made by an amateur film maker, while the later version was made by a professional.

I like the later version a lot because James Stewart and Doris Day are in it. And it’s just a great, suspenseful story. But the main reason is that it features the song “Que Sera, Sera.” Day made it famous, and Hitchcock approved it just for the film on one hearing, and not providing any guidance to the writers. Here are some movie clips and the song, though not quite as it’s presented in the film.

As always, I feel a strong connection because my aunt sang me this song when I was a kid. I didn’t know about the film connection until much later. t bought a Doris Day CD several years ago, and that of course, is included. I used to think of it as sad, but I think it just means to take life as it comes. As we watched the film, she didn’t feel like singing, which made me feel wistful. But at least she remembered the song and watched the entire picture with me.