EverAfter (1998) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.8/ 10 (39839 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated PG for brief language and mild thematic elements (edited version) Rated PG-13 for momentary strong language

Production Company
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us] - (presents) (as Twentieth Century Fox) (A Mireille Soria Production)

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 29 July 1998
(Canada) - 31 July 1998
(USA) - 31 July 1998
(Ireland) - 9 October 1998
(UK) - 9 October 1998

Running Time

Desire. Defy. Escape.

arranged-marriage, based-on-fairy-tale, brothers-grimm, cinderella, cinderella-story, class-differences, codpiece, death, fairy-tale, father, female-protagonist, france, glass-slipper, heroine, king, leonardo-da-vinci, lifting-someone-into-the-air, line-of-succession, love, marriage, masked-ball, mother-daughter-relationship, painting, passion, prince,

Technical Support
LAB:Technicolor, London, UK
OFM:35 mm
PCS:Super 35
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Ashton, Al as (as Al Hunter Ashton) [Cargomaster] <22>
  2. Attfield, Howard as [Jeweller] <24>
  3. Awanzino, Erick as [Short Bald Man] <37>
  4. Cruz, Ricardo (I) as [Cracked Skull] <26>
  5. Cuttell, Ricki as [Young Gustave] <25>
  6. Doyle, Tony (I) as [Driver Royal Carriage] <34>
  7. Godfrey, Patrick (I) as [Leonardo] <4>
  8. Gunn, Peter (I) as [Capt. Laurent] <17>
  9. Henderson, Andy as [Jacob Grimm] <19>
  10. Ingleby, Lee as [Gustave] <10>
  11. Jones, Toby (I) as [Royal Page] <20>
  12. Krabbé, Jeroen as [Auguste] <9>
  13. Lewis, Mark (VIII) as [Gypsy Leader] <23>
  14. Marc, Christian (I) as [King of Spain] <35>
  15. Maxwell, Rupam as [Marquis de Limoges] <33>
  16. Mazieres, Jean-Pierre as [Cardinal] <41>
  17. O Brien, Richard (I) as [Pierre Le Pieu] <16>
  18. Rols, Dominic as [Choirman 2] <40>
  19. Scott, Dougray as [Prince Henry] <3>
  20. Sparrow, Walter (I) as [Maurice] <13>
  21. Stadler, Joerg as [Wilhelm Grimm] <18>
  22. Velter, François as [Choirman 1] <39>
  23. Walters, John (I) as [Butler] <27>
  24. West, Timothy (I) as [King Francis] <7>
  25. Barrymore, Drew (I) as [Danielle] <1>
  26. Dodds, Megan as [Marguerite] <5>
  27. Earl, Elizabeth (I) as [Young Marguerite] <28>
  28. Field, Susan (I) as [Laundry Supervisor] <38>
  29. García, Virginia (II) as [Princess Gabriella] <21>
  30. Gibbs, Matyelok as [Louise] <12>
  31. Henfrey, Janet as [Celeste] <30>
  32. Huston, Anjelica as [Rodmilla] <2>
  33. Jones, Ursula (I) as [Isabella] <31>
  34. Lansbury, Kate as [Paulette] <11>
  35. Lynskey, Melanie as [Jacqueline] <6>
  36. Maguire, Anna (I) as [Young Danielle] <15>
  37. Moreau, Jeanne as [Grande Dame] <14>
  38. Parfitt, Judy as [Queen Marie] <8>
  39. Pooley, Alex as [Young Jacqueline] <29>
  40. Stevenson, Elvira as [Queen of Spain] <36>
  41. Walker, Amanda (I) as [Old Noblewoman] <32>


  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance

Full Plot

With the sudden death of her loving father, Danielle is made a servant by her new stepmother. She also has two new stepsisters, one quite kind but the other one really horrid. Still, Danielle grows up to be a happy and strong-willed young lady, and one day her path crosses that of handsome Prince Henry, who has troubles of his own at home. Luckily the nice Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to help all round. Jeremy Perkins Andy Tennant's film "Ever After" tells the "real" story of Cinderella. In this film version, Cinderella is Danielle De Barbarac, played to perfection by Drew Barrymore. Our heroine does have a wicked stepmother and stepsisters, but in no way is she in need of rescuing. Contrary to other adaptations of Cinderella, Danielle rescues herself from her horrible family and the prince from gypsies. With help from her fairy godmother Leonardo da Vinci, Danielle overcomes hardship, marries prince charming, and lives happily ever after. Alison A Danielle, sole daughter of a deceased French nobleman, is raised - more as a servant than as a stepdaughter - by cruel and snobbish Rodmilla together with her own two daughters Marguerite and Jacqueline. One day, she accidentally meets Prince Henry, the future king of France. A little later Danielle has to pretend to be a noble person and meets the prince again. This time, his interest in the young lady grows. But the day of the prince's marriage draws closer and closer without an official bride at hand. Actually, her stepsister Marguerite seems to have the best odds to win the race. But they all underestimated the power of true love, especially when a genius is at hand... Julian Reischl If Cinderella was a true story, it would be very much like Ever After. Danielle D'Barbarac, is the strong, fiery daughter of a dead nobleman. She works as a servant to her stepmother, the Baroness D'Gent. One day Danielle pretends to be a courtier to help a servant escape from being taken to the Americas. She captures the eye of the most unlikely person, the crowned prince of France! The two fall in love, but they are up against the ruthless Baroness D'Gent, and her spoiled daughter, Marguerite who are determined to see that Margurite becomes Henry's bride. However with the servants, Danielle's kind stepsister, Jacqueline, and Leonardo Da Vinci on Danielle's side, Danielle and Prince Henry's love can survive even though he is a prince and she is a servant girl. x_baby angel Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 519,328 (Germany) (10 January 1999) AD: 359,606 (Germany) (3 January 1999) AD: 33,304 (Netherlands) (31 December 1999) AD: 1,137,669 (Spain) (10 August 2002) BT: USD 26,000,000 GR: USD 65,703,412 (USA) (24 January 1999) GR: USD 65,694,427 (USA) (17 January 1999) GR: USD 65,683,550 (USA) (10 January 1999) GR: USD 65,674,605 (USA) (3 January 1999) GR: USD 65,646,857 (USA) (20 December 1998) GR: USD 65,618,889 (USA) (13 December 1998) GR: USD 65,573,784 (USA) (6 December 1998) GR: USD 65,506,605 (USA) (29 November 1998) GR: USD 65,374,414 (USA) (22 November 1998) GR: USD 65,216,333 (USA) (15 November 1998) GR: USD 64,927,688 (USA) (8 November 1998) GR: USD 64,591,462 (USA) (1 November 1998) GR: USD 64,266,221 (USA) (25 October 1998) GR: USD 63,905,292 (USA) (18 October 1998) GR: USD 63,323,941 (USA) (11 October 1998) GR: USD 62,588,471 (USA) (4 October 1998) GR: USD 61,413,264 (USA) (27 September 1998) GR: USD 59,620,410 (USA) (20 September 1998) GR: USD 57,216,628 (USA) (13 September 1998) GR: USD 48,548,648 (USA) (30 August 1998) GR: USD 42,348,591 (USA) (23 August 1998) GR: USD 34,004,868 (USA) (16 August 1998) GR: USD 22,522,179 (USA) (9 August 1998) GR: USD 8,526,904 (USA) (2 August 1998) GR: USD 65,705,771 (USA) GR: GBP 843,991 (UK) (25 October 1998) GR: GBP 651,391 (UK) (18 October 1998) GR: GBP 305,362 (UK) (11 October 1998) GR: USD 98,005,666 (Worldwide) GR: USD 32,299,895 (Worldwide) (except USA) GR: EUR 4,148,861 (Spain) (10 August 2002) OW: USD 8,526,904 (USA) (2 August 1998) (1,767 screens) OW: GBP 305,362 (UK) (11 October 1998) (223 screens) PD: September 1997 - November 1997 RT: USD 28,167,585 (USA) SD: 12 September 1997 - 18 November 1997 WG: USD 1,315,700 (USA) (27 September 1998) (1,627 screens) WG: USD 1,778,716 (USA) (20 September 1998) (1,844 screens) WG: USD 2,296,421 (USA) (13 September 1998) (1,913 screens) WG: USD 4,348,419 (USA) (6 September 1998) (1,999 screens) WG: USD 3,778,488 (USA) (30 August 1998) (1,910 screens) WG: USD 4,575,973 (USA) (23 August 1998) (1,864 screens) WG: USD 5,997,733 (USA) (16 August 1998) (2,058 screens) WG: USD 7,694,677 (USA) (9 August 1998) (2,067 screens) WG: USD 8,526,904 (USA) (2 August 1998) (1,767 screens) WG: GBP 105,388 (UK) (25 October 1998) (234 screens) WG: GBP 201,589 (UK) (18 October 1998) (223 screens) WG: GBP 305,362 (UK) (11 October 1998) (223 screens)

Movie Certificate

PG (USA)(edited version)
L (Iceland)
12 (South Korea)
PG-13 (USA)
Atp (Argentina)
PG (Australia)
KT (Belgium)
TE (Chile)
S (Finland)
U (France)
6 (Germany)(bw)
I (Hong Kong)
AL (Netherlands)
PT (Peru)
M/12 (Portugal)
PG (Singapore)
T (Spain)
7 (Sweden)
7 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
7 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)

Music Composers

  1. Fenton, George


  1. Dunn, Andrew (I) (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Beavan, Jenny


20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [gb] - (2000) (UK) (DVD)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [us] - (1999) (USA) (DVD)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [us] - (1999) (USA) (video) (laserdisc)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment [us] - (2000) (USA) (VHS)
20th Century Fox Netherlands [nl] - (1999) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
20th Century Fox [jp] - (1999) (Japan) (theatrical) (Far East)
20th Century Fox de Argentina [ar] - (1999) (Argentina) (theatrical)
American Broadcasting Company (ABC) [us] - (2001) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
Gativideo [ar] - (1999) (Argentina) (VHS)
Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E. [es] - (1998) (Spain) (theatrical)
RTL Entertainment [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (TV) (first national airing) (RTL5)
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation [us] - (1998) (USA) (theatrical) (as 20th Century Fox) (A News Corporation Company)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment [nl] - (2001) (Netherlands) (VHS)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment [nl] - (2003) (Netherlands) (DVD)
UGC-Fox Distribution (UFD) [fr] - (1999) (France) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Bondelli, Roger (edited by)


  1. Aude, Sophie (production secretary)
  2. Billam, Alan (stage hand)
  3. Buxbaum, Kevin Richard (production accountant) (as Kevin R. Buxbaum)
  4. Combs, Annie (I) (assistant: Mr. Tennant)
  5. Crowther, Graeme (sword master)
  6. Cruz, Ricardo (I) (horse handler)
  7. d'Arcy, Susan (unit publicist)
  8. Doyle, Tony (II) (horse master)
  9. Elman, Louis (adr loop group)
  10. Eyles, Penny (script supervisor: second unit)
  11. Fortune, Donal (horse handler)
  12. Frieze, Sandra (I) (dialogue coach)
  13. Giraud, Beatrice (assistant accountant)
  14. Gregory, Nicky (unit nurse)
  15. Kauffman, Cristen (assistant: Ms. Huston)
  16. Kennedy, Ivan (horse handler)
  17. Kirkpatrick, Leila (production coordinator)
  18. Lalani, Anisa (assistant: Ms. Trench)
  19. Lalani, Ashifa (location accountant)
  20. Le Roque, Emmanuelle (assistant accountant)
  21. Legris, Xavier (assistant location manager) (as Xavier Le Gris)
  22. Leonardo, Sheryl (construction accountant)
  23. McGeachan, Suzanne (script supervisor) (as Susanne Clegg)
  24. McKenzie, Marie (assistant: Ms. Soria) (as Marie Mackenzie)
  25. Mordaunt, Wink (assistant location manager)
  26. Mordue, Janice (title designer)
  27. Morgan, Chris (III) (assistant location manager) (uncredited)
  28. O'Neill, Eddie (stand-by stage hand)
  29. Shorrock, Mark (location manager)
  30. Smith, Keith (II) (stage hand)
  31. Staub, Caroline (assistant accountant)
  32. Stroman, Gwenn (assistant: Drew Barrymore)
  33. Tron, Frederic (II) (location assistant)
  34. Trower, Jane (payroll accountant)
  35. Variliant, Remi (animal handler) (as Remi Variliat)
  36. Waite, Hazel (assistant production coordinator)
  37. Wilcox, Anthony (floor runner)
  38. Zarabini, Yuri (controller of production) (uncredited)


Leonardo da Vinci: You cannot leave everything to Fate, boy. She's got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand. Rodmilla: Some people read because they cannot think for themselves. Danielle: Forgive me, Your Highness, I did not see you. Henry: Your aim would suggest otherwise. Maurice: [to Danielle] I thought I was looking at your mother. Rodmilla: You are not my problem anymore. Danielle: Is that what I am, your problem? I have done everything you've asked me to do and still you deny me the only thing I ever wanted! Rodmilla: And what was that? Danielle: What do you think? You are the only mother I have ever known. Was there ever a time, even in its smallest measurement, that you loved me at all? Rodmilla: How can anyone love a pebble in their shoe? Henry: Am I to understand that you find me... arrogant? Danielle: Well, you gave one man back his life but did you even glance at the others? Danielle: Well you gave one man back his life but did you even glance at the others? [Danielle tries to get away while Henry is distracted by the criminals' wagon] Henry: Please, I beg of you. A name. Any name. Danielle: I fear that the only name I can leave you with is Comtesse Nicole de Lancret. Henry: There now... that wasn't so hard. Danielle: These are my mother's! Marguerite: Yes, and she's dead. King Francis: [half-asleep] Off... with his head... Henry: Mother, Father, I want to build a University, with the largest library on the continent, where anyone can study, no matter their station! King Francis: All right... Who are you... and what have you done with my son? Henry: [laughs] Oh, and I want to invite the gypsies to the ball! [Marguerite has just freaked out after realizing that Danielle has been seeing the Prince] Queen Marie: Good heavens, child, are you all right? Marguerite: There was a bee. Jacqueline: I shall never forget the way Marguerite's feet went up over her head like that. [pause] She should not have said that about your mother. Danielle: Thank you. [Jacqueline washes Danielle's back where she was whipped; Danielle gasps] Jacqueline: [sympathetically] Oh! Now, you really brought this upon yourself, you know. Hmm? First with breakfast, and then that horrid display downstairs. Danielle: I don't know what's come over me. Jacqueline: [smiles] Of course, I shall never forget the way Marguerite's feet went up over her head like that! [they both giggle; then Jacqueline turns somber] Jacqueline: She should not have said that about your mother. [pause] Danielle: Thank you. Queen Marie: Any choice is better than Spain! Leonardo da Vinci: Come, let's see these paintings of yours. Gustav: Now? Leonardo da Vinci: When you're as old as I am, son, now is all you've got. Henry: [as Danielle hurries away] Have we met? Danielle: I-I do not believe so, Your Highness. Henry: I could have sworn I knew every courtier in the provience. Danielle: Well... I am visiting a cousin. Henry: Who? Danielle: My cousin. Henry: Yes, you said that. Which one? Danielle: Th-the only one I have, sire. Henry: Are you coy on purpose or do you honestly refuse to tell me your name? Danielle: [stops quickly] No. [quickly heads towards the gate] Danielle: And yes. Henry: Well, then, pray tell me your cousin's name so that I might call upon her to learn who you are. For anyone who can quote Thomas More is well worth the effort. Danielle: [stops] The Prince has read Utopia? Henry: I found it sentimental and dull. Honestly, the plight of the everyday rustic bores me. Danielle: I... take it you do not converse with many peasants. Henry: Ha, certainly not, no. Naturally. Danielle: [starts walking again] Forgive me, Your Highness, but there is nothing "natural" about it. A country's character is defined by its "everyday rustics," as you call them. They are the legs you stand on and that position demands *respect,* not... Henry: Am I to understand that you find me... arrogant? Danielle: Well, you gave one man back his life, but did you even glance at the others? Henry: Please, I beg of you, a name. Any name. Danielle: I... I fear the only name to leave you with... is "Comtesse Nicole du Lancre." King Francis: You sir are restricted to the grounds. Henry: Are you putting me under house arrest? King Francis: Do not mock me, boy, for I am in a foul disposition. And I will have my way... Henry: Or what? You'll ship me off to the Americas like some criminal? All for the sake of your stupid contract? King Francis: You are the Crown Prince of France! Henry: And it is my life. Queen Marie: Francis, sit down before you have a stroke. Really. the two of you. [to Henry] Queen Marie: Sweetheart... you were born to privilege and with that comes specific obligations. Henry: Forgive me, Mother, but marriage to a complete stranger never made anyone in this room very happy. King Francis: You will marry Gabriella by the next full moon or I will strike at you in any way I can. Henry: What's it to be, father, hot oil or the rack? King Francis: I will simply deny you the crown and... live forever. Henry: Good. Agreed. I don't want it. [Walks out] King Francis: [to the Queen, frustrated] He's your son. Henry: What do you know? You build flying machines and you walk on water, and yet you know *nothing* about life! Leonardo da Vinci: I know that a life without love is no life at all. Henry: And love without trust? What of that? Danielle: [about the prince] Honestly, I think he and Marguerite deserve each other. Paulette: Oh, bite your tongue! The only throne I want her sitting on is the one I have to clean everyday. [last lines] Danielle: You, sir, are supposed to be charming. Henry: And we, princess, are supposed to live happily ever after. Danielle: Says who? Henry: You know, I don't know. Grand Dame: [voiceover] My great-great-grandmother's portrait hung in the university up until the Revolution. By then, the truth of their romance had been reduced to a simple fairy tale. And, while Cinderella and her prince did live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they lived. [last lines] Grand Dame: My great-great-grandmother's portrait hung in the University up until the Revolution. By then, the truth of their romance had been reduced to a simple fairy tale. And while Cinderella and her Prince *did* live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they *lived*. Danielle: He is heading towards my house. Gustav: Then I suggest you run. Danielle: I would rather die a thousand deaths than see my mother's dress on that spoiled, selfish cow! Henry: You told me it was a matter of life or death. Leonardo da Vinci: [unrolling the Mona Lisa] A woman always is, sire. Henry: Do you really think there is only one perfect mate? Leonardo da Vinci: As a matter of fact, I do. Henry: Well then how can you be certain to find them? And if you do find them, are they really the one for you or do you only think they are? And what happens if the person you're supposed to be with never appears, or, or she does, but you're too distracted to notice? Leonardo da Vinci: You learn to pay attention. Henry: Then let's say God puts two people on Earth and they are lucky enough to find one another. But one of them gets hit by lightning. Well then what? Is that it? Or, perchance, you meet someone new and marry all over again. Is that the lady you're supposed to be with or was it the first? And if so, when the two of them were walking side by side were they both the one for you and you just happened to meet the first one first or, was the second one supposed to be first? And is everything just chance or are some things meant to be? Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: Go... catch a chicken. Danielle: A bird may love a fish, signore, but where will they live? Leonardo da Vinci: Then I shall have to make you wings. Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: Darling, nothing is final 'til you're dead, and even then, I'm sure God negotiates. Danielle: It is not fair, sire. You have found my weakness, but I have yet to learn yours. Henry: But I should think it was quite obvious. Henry: You're looking well, Marguerite. Marguerite: You're welcome to look, Your Highness. King Francis: I will simply deny you the crown and live... forever! Young Gustave: You look like a *girl*! Young Danielle: That's what I am, half-wit! Young Gustave: Yeah, but today you look it. Young Danielle: Boy or girl, I can still whip you! Danielle: You are the only mother I have ever known. Was there a time, even in its smallest measurement, that you loved me at all? Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: How can anyone love a pebble in their shoe? Henry: I feel as if my skin is the only thing keeping me from going everywhere at once. [after DaVinci opens a locked door by removing the pins from the hinges] Louise: Why, that was pure genius! Leonardo da Vinci: Yes, I shall go down in history as the man who opened a door! Leonardo da Vinci: [after letting Danielle out] I shall go down in history as The Man Who Opened a Door! Henry: How could I have been so blind? There I was, pouring my royal heart out to her, and she was simply trying to bid me farewell! Queen Marie: It is a strong woman who can keep her wits about her, with you trying to steal her heart. Henry: Yes, and what a clumsy thief I turned out to be. [looking at the books in the Franciscan monastery] Danielle: It makes me want to cry. Henry: Pick one. Danielle: I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens. Henry: What is it that touches you so? Danielle: I suppose it is because when I was young my father would stay up late and read to me. He was addicted to the written word and I would fall asleep listening to the sound of his voice. Henry: What sort of books? Danielle: Science, philosophy... I suppose they remind me of him. He died when I was eight. Utopia was the last book he brought home. Henry: Which explains why you quote it. Danielle: I would rather hear his voice again than any sound in the world. [Henry smiles, then the smile fades and he begins walking down the stairs away from Danielle] Is something wrong? Henry: [turns to face her] In all my years of study, not one tutor ever demonstrated the passion you have shown me in the last two days. You have more conviction in one memory than I have... in my entire being. [laughs slightly, walks away, Danielle follows] Danielle: Your Highness, if there is anything I have said or done... Henry: Please... don't. It's not you. Jacqueline: I wanted to be the peacock! Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: Honestly, Jacqueline, the horse is one of God's noblest creatures. Jacqueline: [sarcastically] Oh, well why don't I just pull the carriage while I'm at it? Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: If you think it will get us there any faster... Danielle: [indicating Maurice] I wish to address the issue of this gentleman. He is my servant, and I am here to pay the debt against him. Cargomaster: You're too late, he's bought and paid for. Danielle: I can pay you twenty gold francs. Cargomaster: Madame, you can have me for twenty gold francs. Now drive on! Danielle: I demand you release him at once, or I shall take this matter to the King! Cargomaster: The King's the one who sold him. He's now the property of Cartier. Danielle: He is not property at *all*, you ill-mannered tub of guts! Do you honestly think it right to chain people like chattel? I demand you release him at once! Cargomaster: [shouts] Get outta my way! Henry: [riding up] You dare raise your voice to a lady, sir? Cargomaster: [flustered] Your Highness! F-forgive me, Sire. I meant no disrespect. It's just, uh... I'm following orders here. It's my job to take these criminals and thieves to the coast. Danielle: A servant is not a thief, your Highness, and those who are cannot help themselves. Henry: Really! Well then by all means, enlighten us. Danielle: If you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners corrupted from infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded, sire, but that you first make thieves and then punish them? [pause, the other courtiers look on approvingly] Henry: Well, there you have it. Release him. Cargomaster: But Sire...! Henry: I said, release him! Cargomaster: Yes, Sire. [Maurice is released] Maurice: [to Danielle] I thought I was looking at your mother! Danielle: [sotto voce] Meet me at the bridge. [aloud] Prepare the horses, we will leave at once. [to Henry] I thank you, your Highness. [outside Pierre Le Pieu's castle] Henry: Hello. Danielle: Hello. [pause] What are you doing here? Henry: [sheepishly] I uh... I came to... rescue you. Danielle: Rescue me? A commoner? [starts to walk away] Henry: [going after her] Actually, I came to beg your forgiveness. I offered you the world and at the first test of honor, I betrayed your trust. Please, Danielle... Danielle: [stops, turns around] Say it again. Henry: I'm sorry. Danielle: No. [smiles] The part where you said my name. Henry: [smiling] Danielle. Captain Laurent: Prince Henry suffers from an arranged marriage, signore, among other things... Henry: How do you do it? Danielle: What? Henry: Live each day with this kind of passion. Don't you find it exhausting? Danielle: Only when I am around you. Why do you like to irritate me so? Henry: Why do you rise to the occasion? Jacqueline: Mother, it's only a ball. Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: Yes, and you're only going for the food. Henry: I kneel before you not as a prince, but as a man in love... But I would feel like a king if you, Danielle De Barbarac, would be my wife. Queen Marie: Choose wisely, Henry. Divorce is only something they do in England. Henry: Please, Danielle... Danielle: Say it again. Henry: I'm sorry. Danielle: No, the part where you said my name. Henry: You swim alone, climb rocks, rescue servants, is there anything you don't do? Danielle: FLY! Marguerite: I said I wanted four minute eggs. Not four one minutes eggs, and where in GOD'S NAME is our bread? Marguerite: Why don't you sleep with the pigs, cindersoot, if you insist on smelling like one. Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: Jacqueline, go and boil some water. Jacqueline: Me? Boil water?... Oh I knew it! I just knew it! Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: Where did you put the gown, Danielle? Danielle: Where are the candlesticks, and the tapestries, and the silver? Perhaps the dress is with them! Gustav: Have you lost your marbles? Gustav: [as Danielle is about to change into a dress] Have you lost your marbles? Do you know what the punishment is... for servants who dress above their station? Five days in the stocks. Danielle: You'd do the same for me, admit it. Gustav: Me? Pretend to be a courtier? Prancing round like some nobleman when I've never been to court. And neither have you! Danielle: Then I won't recongnised. Hand me that gown so I can be on my way. [Gustav hands Danielle the gown] Gustav: They'll never buy it. You are too sweet. Danielle: And they'll never buy a servant with twenty gold francs either. I am Maurice's only hope. Gustav: And the Baroness, what did you tell her? Danielle: I am picking wildflowers. Gustav, can you still see her? Gustav: [he gazes out the window] They're buying a brooch. Danielle: Unbelievable. She ignores the manor, blames us for her debt... and still pretends to have money to burn. Don't you dare laugh. I'm coming out. [she steps out and looks stunning in her dress, Gustav is amazed] Danielle: The shoes are too big. Gustav: Nobody will be looking at your feet. Danielle: Yards of fabric and I still feel naked. Gustav: If you're going to be a noblewoman... you must play the part. [he raises Danielle's chin] Gustav: You look down to no-one. Danielle: I am just a servant in a nice dress. Gustav: Come. [he takes Danielle's hand] Gustav: We have to do something with that hair. Danielle: What bothers you more, stepmother? That I am common? Or that I am competition? Henry: Nicole, do you know the ruins at Amboise? Danielle: Yes. Henry: I often go there to be alone. Would you meet me there tomorrow? Danielle: I shall try. Henry: Then I shall wait all day. King Francis: Baroness. Did you or did you not... lie to Her Majesty, the Queen of France? Queen Marie: Choose your words wisely, madame, for they may be your last. Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: A woman would do practically anything for the love of a daughter, Your Majesties. Perhaps I did get... a *little* carried away. Marguerite: Mother! What have you done? Your Majesty, like you, I am just a victim here. She has lied to us both and I am ashamed to call her family. Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: [pushes her] How *dare* you turn on me, you little ingrate! Marguerite: You see? You see what I have to put up with? King Francis: Silence, both of you! Good Lord! [to Jacqueline] King Francis: Are they always like this? Jacqueline: Worse, Your Majesty. Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: Jacqueline, darling, I should hate to think you had anything to do with this. Jacqueline: [sarcastically] Of course not, Mother. I'm only here for the food. Marguerite: I was not shrill, I was resonant. A courtier knows the difference. Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: I very much doubt your style of resonance would be permitted in the royal court. Marguerite: I'm not going to the Royal Court, am I, Mother? No one is, except some Spanish pig they have the nerve to call a princess. Jacqueline: Marguerite gets to do everything. Marguerite: Oh, don't be daft, Jacqueline, the Queen doesn't even know you exist. Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: What Marguerite does is for all of us, my dear. We are counting on you to help her get ready. Jacqueline: Lovely. Next thing you know I shall be cleaning the fireplace with Danielle. Danielle: The prince has read Utopia? Henry: I found it sentimental and dull. Honestly, the plight of the everyday rustic bores me. Henry: I have been born to privilege, and with that comes specific obligations. Leonardo da Vinci: Horseshit. Danielle: You were born to privilege, and with that comes specific obligations. [pauses] Danielle: [laughing] I am sorry. My mouth has run away with me again. Henry: Oh no, my lady. It is your mouth that has me hypnotized. Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: Marguerite, precious, what do I always say about tone? Jacqueline: A lady of breeding ought never to raise her voice any louder than the... gentle hum of a whisper in the wind. Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent: Jacqueline, dear, do not speak unless you can improve the silence. Gypsy Leader: M'lady, you may have anything you can carry. Danielle: [glances at the Prince] May I have your word on that, sir? Gypsy Leader: [considers for a moment] On my honor as a gypsy, whatever you can carry. [Danielle lifts the Prince over her shoulders and begins to walk off with him. The gypsies laugh] Gypsy Leader: [laughing] Wait! Please! Come back! I'll give you a horse! Danielle: Just breathe... Henry: Tell no-one we have spoken, for all shall reveal itself in due course. Danielle: [to Henry] Why did you have to be so wonderful? Henry: Stay aloft, madame, there are games afoot. Danielle: Signore, my name is Danielle de Barbarac, and I am but a servant. Leonardo da Vinci: Yes, and I'm the bastard son of a peasant. What does that have to do with anything? Gustav: And I suppose if you saw him again, you'd simply... Danielle: I would walk right up to him and say, 'Your highness, my family is your family, please take them away!' Gustav: Good! Because here's your big chance, he's headed this way. Henry: Marguerite, I don't believe you've met my wife. Queen Marie: Baroness De Ghent, you are forthwith stripped of your title, and you and your horrible daughter are to be shipped to the Americas on the next available boat... Unless by some miracle, someone here will speak for you. [Rodmilla begins looking desperately at the other nobles, they look back coldly] Rodmilla: [nervously] There seem to be quite a few people out of town... Danielle: I will speak for her. [Rodmilla turns around and sees Danielle dressed like a Princess] She is, after all, my stepmother. Rodmilla: [kneels] Your Highness. Henry: Marguerite, I don't believe you've met... my wife. Danielle: [to Rodmilla, smiling] I want you to know that I will forget you after this moment, and never think of you again. But you, I am quite certain, will think about me every single day for the rest of your life. Rodmilla: And how long might that be? Danielle: [looks up] All I ask, Your Majesties... is that you show her the same courtesy that she has bestowed upon me. Leonardo da Vinci: I shall leave walking on water to the Son of God. Fortunately I tripped over an angel. Henry: [to Paulette and Louise, confused] Were there just the two of you? Louise: And, the chicken, Your Highness. Pierre Le Pieu: I may be twice your age, child, but I'm well endowed. [Danielle turns away to another basket] As evidenced by my estate, I've always had a soft spot for the less fortunate. You need a wealthy benefactor - and I need a young lady with spirit. Danielle: [looks up and smiles] Prunes? Grand Dame: I find your collection of folk tales quite brilliant, actually. Jacob Grimm: Thank you. Grand Dame: But I must say, I was terribly disturbed when I read your version of the Little Cinder Girl. Jacob Grimm: Well, there are those who swear that Perrault's telling with its Fairy Godmother and um... [laughs] magic pumpkins would be closer to the truth. Wilhelm Grimm: Some claim the shoe was made of fur. Others insist it was glass. Well, I guess we'll never know. Jacob Grimm: Forgive me, Your Majesty, might I inquire about the painting? She's really quite, um... extraordinary. Grand Dame: Her name was Danielle De Barbarac. [Reaches inside the box the footman has brought to her] Grand Dame: And this... was her "glass" slipper. [the Grimm Brothers look at each other in shock] Grand Dame: Perhaps you will allow me to set the record straight? Wilhelm Grimm: Then it's true, the story? Grand Dame: Yes. Quite. Now then, what is that phrase you use? Oh, yes. Once upon a time, there lived a young girl who loved her father very much... [threatening Pierre le Pieu to back off, holding a sword and dagger dangerously close to him] Danielle: My father was an excellent swordsman, monsieur. He taught me well. Now hand me that key or I swear on his grave I will slit you from navel to nose. Henry: Where are your attendants? Danielle: I... decided to give them the day off. Henry: [incredulously] A day off? From what, life? Danielle: Don't you ever tire of having people wait on you all the time? Henry: Well, yes, but... they're servants, it's what they do. Danielle: [coldly] Well I wish I could dismiss mine as easily as you do yours. [she rises] I must be going. Henry: [following her] You're angry with me! Danielle: No. Henry: Admit it! Danielle: Well yes, if you want to know. Henry: Why? Danielle: Because you are trying to bait me with your snobbery. Henry: I fear, mademoiselle, that you are a walking contradiction, and I find that rather fascinating. Danielle: Me? Henry: Yes, you. You spout the ideals of a Utopian society and yet you live the life of a courtier! Danielle: And *you* own all the land there is and yet you take no pride in working it! Is that not also a contradiction? Henry: Hm, first I am arrogant, and now I have no pride; however do I manage that? Danielle: You have *everything*, and still the world holds no joy; and yet you insist on making fun of those who *would* see it for its possibilities. Jacqueline: Next thing you know I shall be cleaning the fireplace with Danielle. Rodmilla: Where is that girl? Marguerite: Probably off catching rabbits with her teeth. Rodmilla: [after the laundry supervisor points out their work] Marguerite. Marguerite: What? Rodmilla: Well, you heard the woman. Marguerite: So, did you. Rodmilla: Yes, but I'm management. Marguerite: The hell you are! You're just the same as me. A big NOBODY! Rodmilla: How dare you speak to me that way. I'm of noble blood. Laundry Supervisor: And you are getting on my nerves! [knocks both of them into a vat of dye with a bag of laundry] Now get to work. [about Danielle, who is hiding behind a haystack] Henry: You know her! Please, I must find her. Where is she staying? Gustav: Uh, I believe, your Highness, that she is staying with a cousin. The, uh, Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent. Henry: Hm. That does present a problem. Gustav: But, I do know that she is there. Alone. By herself. At this very moment. Henry: Excellent. [pause] Nice painting. [Henry rides off] Danielle: [emerging from hiding] Gustav, you horrible little *snipe*! Gustav: Did you hear? He likes my work! Danielle: And he is heading for my house! Gustav: Then I suggest you run. Henry: I was hoping you could help me find the owner of this rather remarkable shoe. Danielle: It belongs to a peasant, Your Highness, who only pretended to be a courtier to save a man's life. Henry: I know. And the name is Henry, if you don't mind. [to the Spanish Princess who is sobbing and begging to be let out of their wedding] Henry: Madame, Madame, I know exactly how you feel. [seeing the king and queen of Spain argue at the aborted wedding] King Francis: And I thought I had problems. [he and Queen Marie begin to snicker] Danielle: A bird may love a fish, Signore, but where would they live? Leonardo da Vinci: Then I shall just have to build you wings! Henry: I have not slept for fear I would wake to find all this a dream

Other Titles

  1. Auf immer und ewig (1998) (ENG)

  2. Cinderella (1998) (ENG)
    (USA) (working title)

  3. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) (ENG)
    (International: English title) (imdb display title)

  4. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) (ENG)
    (USA) (DVD box title)

  5. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998) (ENG)
    (USA) (imdb display title)

  6. La leggenda di un amore: Cinderella (1998) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Château de Fénélon, Dordogne, France
  2. Château de Hautefort, Dordogne, France
  3. Château de Losse, Thonac, Dordogne, France
  4. Dordogne, France


- The portrait of Drew Barrymore's character (which is painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in the film) is actually modeled after another Da Vinci Work, "La Scapigliata" (also known as "Testa di fanciulla detta la scapigliata").

- The Mona Lisa was painted on wooden panel, so it would be impossible to roll it up into a tube.

- The glass slippers were made by Salvatore Ferragamo.

- At the start of the film when the Brothers Grimm are talking to the queen about the many different versions of the Cinderella story they mention that in some versions the slippers she wears to the ball are fur rather than glass. This refers to Charles Perrault's version of the story, which was the first to introduce the glass slipper (which in French is "pantoufle de verre"), and how some people believe it was actually an misinterpretation of the words for a fur slipper (pantoufle de vair).

- When Danielle is swimming in the lake, she is using the inverted breaststroke. It was popular in medieval and Renaissance Europe, and is still commonly taught as a survival stroke. In Australia, it is called the "Survival Backstroke."

- As depicted in the film, the real Leonardo da Vinci kept the Mona Lisa with