Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door... See full summary »
The many thousands who have wandered through Wonderland with Alice and have shared her strange and humorous adventures, will be pleased to see this film. Not only is it a remarkably good bit of mechanical work, but the dramatic features are developed so they seem even more surprising than they do in the book. It is one thing to read a story of wonderful adventures. It is quite another to have these same adventures re- enacted before one and all the salient points illustrated by adequate pictorial work. The Edison Company has been happy in its staging, its actors and in the mechanical work. For instance, the scenes where Alice shrinks are remarkably well done. It is a clever bit of work to reproduce that illusion so graphically. Then, too, there are all the old friends, beginning with the rabbit that had a waistcoat with a pocket and a watch to put in the pocket; the March hare and his entertaining friend, the hatter and the dormouse. They are all shown, and the curious way the hare has of doing things is reproduced so one may see exactly how such strange ways of living would look. Indeed, the main features of the story are brought out so plainly that they cannot be mistaken. The many thousands who have read the story, either when they were children or since, will appreciate the enterprise which prompted such an excellent production. This film should run more than a day. It is worthy a week's showing at the best houses. - The Moving Picture World, September 24, 1910
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