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Alice in Wonderland -- Based on Lewis Carroll's beloved story, this live-action film features Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields. Filled with spectacular sets and costumes, it's fun for the whole family!

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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 »
User Reviews:
An excellent movie See more (41 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 (novel "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 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1367-R: 31 August 1935 for re-release) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Never legally released on any home video format until the 2010 DVD edition, which was prompted by the popularity of Alice in Wonderland (2010/I) in cinemas. The more famous Alice in Wonderland (1951), already available in several home editions, had an "un-anniversary" DVD repackaging at the same time.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): William Shakespeare's birth and death dates are given as 1585-1616. That would make him 31 when he died. Actually, although he did die in 1616 at the age of 52, he was born in 1564.See more »
Quotes:
Alice:I've often seen a cat without a grin - but a grin without a cat!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Alice in Wonderland (1915)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hush-a-Bye Lady in Alice's LapSee more »

FAQ

Is this movie based on a book?
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An excellent movie, 22 April 2003
Author: JamesBondNow from Virginia Beach, Va.

this 1933 Classic adaptation of Alice In wonderland is without a doubt the best screen version ever. The costumes and sets are magnificent, the casting is excellent, and the special effects are amazing especially for 1933. I'll admit I have a crush on Alice. I watched this movie recently and enjoyed it very much. It is funny to see Cary Grant as the mock turtle and W.C. Feilds as Humpty dumpty. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes movies My rating is 4 stars out of 4 stars.

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