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As indicated by the title, Sepia Cinderella is an updated retelling of the classic fairy tale, featuring a cast of African-American performers. The "Cinderella" is this instance is a young man, played by Ruble Blakely. A struggling songwriter, Blakely scores an unexpected hit, then finds that he can't cope with success. He is brought down to earth by his faithful girlfriend (Sheila Guyse). Though produced by blacks for a predominantly black audience, Sepia Cinderella is strictly white-bread when honoring the conventional cliches. There's even the scene in which the hero must choose between a high-society debutante and the "regular" girl he left behind. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi