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Alice in Wonderland (1933)

In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

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On a boring winter afternoon, Alice dreams, that she's visiting the land behind the mirror. This turns out to be a surrealistic nightmare, with all sorts of strange things happening to her, like changing her size or playing croquet with flamingos. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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22 December 1933 (USA)  »

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Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bing Crosby was one major Paramount star who refused to appear in this film. The Old Groaner was right since it was considered a flop. See more »

Goofs

When the White Queen flies in to see Alice after the fight between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, you can quite clearly see wires attached to her shoulders. See more »

Quotes

Alice: I've often seen a cat without a grin - but a grin without a cat!
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Crazy Credits

The opening cast credits are in order of appearance, with stills of credited actors shown twice: first in full costume and mask with the character name identified, and followed by a studio photo of each with their actor name identified. The end credits are in alphabetical order and presented normally with a character name and actor name on each line. See more »

Connections

Version of Alice's Misadventures in Wonderland (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Speak Roughly to Your Little Boy
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Words by Lewis Carroll
Sung by Alison Skipworth
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Don't see it for the stars
23 December 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The script combines "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass" and stays quite close to the original dialog. The sets and costumes are closely modeled on the Tenniel illustrations.

Charlotte Henry does remarkably well as Alice, but the other actors are heavily costumed and made up and rarely add anything distinctive to their roles. Best are W.C. Fields as Humpty-Dumpty and Ned Sparks as the Caterpillar.

It will be enjoyed most by those who have been through the original since some of the language and surrealistic happenings can be hard to follow in the Victorian English that is spoken and satirized.


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