In this African-American retelling of "Cinderella," southern girl Cindy (Charlaine Woodard) must move to World War II-era Harlem, N.Y., after her father remarries. Cindy's new life becomes fraught with trouble as she finds herself tormented by her overbearing stepmother and relentless stepsisters. Cindy sneaks out one night and meets gallant Marine Joe Prince (Clifton Davis), falling for him instantly. But will Cindy ever see Prince again? An old tennis shoe may hold the key to her happiness.