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Director:
Writers:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play) and
William Cameron Menzies (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
22 December 1933 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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All Star Alice See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Arlen ... Cheshire Cat
Roscoe Ates ... Fish
William Austin ... Gryphon

Gary Cooper ... White Knight
Leon Errol ... Uncle Gilbert

Louise Fazenda ... White Queen

W.C. Fields ... Humpty-Dumpty
Alec B. Francis ... King of Hearts
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Rabbit (as Skeets Gallagher)

Cary Grant ... Mock Turtle
Lillian Harmer ... Cook
Raymond Hatton ... Mouse
Charlotte Henry ... Alice

Sterling Holloway ... Frog

Edward Everett Horton ... Mad Hatter

Roscoe Karns ... Tweedledee
Baby LeRoy ... Joker (as Baby Le Roy)

Mae Marsh ... Sheep
Polly Moran ... Dodo Bird
Jack Oakie ... Tweedledum
Edna May Oliver ... Red Queen

May Robson ... Queen of Hearts

Charles Ruggles ... March Hare (as Charlie Ruggles)
Jackie Searl ... Dormouse
Alison Skipworth ... Duchess
Ned Sparks ... Caterpillar
Ford Sterling ... White King
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Billy Barty ... White Pawn / The Baby (uncredited)

Billy Bevan ... Two of Spades (uncredited)
Colin Campbell ... Garden Frog (uncredited)
Jack Duffy ... Leg of Mutton (uncredited)
Harry Ekezian ... First Executioner (uncredited)
Meyer Grace ... Third Executioner (uncredited)

Ethel Griffies ... Miss Simpson the Governess (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... The Clock (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ... Five of Spades (uncredited)
Patsy O'Byrne ... The Aunt (uncredited)
George Ovey ... Plum Pudding (uncredited)
Will Stanton ... Seven of Spades (uncredited)
Joe Torillo ... Second Executioner (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Z. McLeod  (as Norman Mc Leod)
 
Writing credits
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play) and
William Cameron Menzies (screen play)

Lewis Carroll  (as Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland)

Produced by
Emanuel Cohen .... executive producer (uncredited)
Benjamin Glazer .... associate producer (uncredited)
Louis D. Lighton .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (photographed by)
Henry Sharp (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
William Cameron Menzies (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Odell (settings)
 
Costume Design by
Newt Jones (costumes by) (as Newt Jons)
Wally Westmore (costumes by)
 
Makeup Department
Newt Jones .... masks
Wally Westmore .... masks
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ewing Scott .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gene Merritt .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... technical effects
Gordon Jennings .... technical effects
 
Animation Department
Hugh Harman .... animator (segment "The Walrus and the Carpenter") (uncredited)
Rudolf Ising .... animator (segment "The Walrus and the Carpenter") (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nat W. Finston .... musical supervisor (as Nathaniel Finston)
Herman Hand .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Howard Jackson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
John Leipold .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Oscar Potoker .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Max Reese .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jack Virgil .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sue Kellogg .... stand-in: Charlotte Henry (uncredited)
LeRoy Prinz .... pageantry (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
76 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Portugal:M/6 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1367-R: 31 August 1935 for re-release) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was one of several theatrical films based on literary classics which were released to US schools in the 1950s and '60s, for showing to children. The others included Heidi (1937) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939). They were all released to the schools in heavily cut versions that had a running time of no more than forty-five minutes.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Project ARMS" (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Home, Sweet HomeSee more »

FAQ

Is this movie based on a book?
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
All Star Alice, 14 January 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

One of the most unusual projects ever undertaken by a studio was done by Paramount in 1933. Casting young Charlotte Henry in the title role of Lewis Carroll's beloved fantasy, Paramount then cast over 25 of their best known faces, apparently whoever was not working on another film at the moment, as the fantasy creatures she meets on her journey.

Today, these same people would just be called on to lend their voices for animation. In fact in the middle, there is an animated version of The Walrus and the Carpenter, showcased for Henry by Jack Oakie and Roscoe Karns as Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Walt Disney later took that easier route in the Fifties with his animated version. But these stars are mostly unrecognizable beneath all that makeup.

Yet the voices of such people as Ned Sparks, W.C. Fields, Gary Cooper, and Cary Grant are unmistakable. People like Edna May Oliver, May Robson, and Edward Everett Horton can be recognized. Quite frankly it was a stroke of genius to cast Horton as The Mad Hatter. It's a tossup between Horton and Ed Wynn in the Disney version as to who was the zanier.

Horton is probably my favorite from the film, but running a close second is Cary Grant, hidden underneath all that Mock Turtle makeup. This was at the beginning of his career when he was not an icon as of yet. Probably even five years later Paramount might have had trouble casting him that way. His Mock Turtle song and Mock Turtle crying are something to see and hear.

Paramount almost closed down during the early Thirties because of the Depression. Alice In Wonderland lost money badly at the box office and got tepid reviews. Seen today it's not as bad as all that and really kind of interesting in a way.

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