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Written byJames L. Brooks
Stan Daniels
David Davis
Ed. Weinberger
Directed byWilliam A. Graham
StarringCharlayne Woodard
Mae Mercer
Nell Carter
Alaina Reed Hall
Scoey Mitchell
Clifton Davis
Music byStan Daniels
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
ProducersJames L. Brooks
Stan Daniels
David Davis
Ed. Weinberger
CinematographyLarry Boelens
EditorsVince Humphrey
Kenneth R. Koch
Running time98 minutes
Production companiesJohn-Charles-Walters Productions
Paramount Television
Original release
  • March 24, 1978 (1978-03-24)

Cindy is a 1978 American musical television movie, shot on videotape and first broadcast on the ABC television network, with 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. A romance soon ensues.


Musical numbers

All songs are composed by Stan Daniels, unless otherwise noted.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1978 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for Music-Variety Sandra Stewart Nominated

See also