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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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Full-length version is a feast for adults! 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)

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Trivia:
When Paramount previewed the film in 1933, the original running time was 90 min. However, by the time it was shown to the press, the running time was cut to 77 minutes (many reviews, including the savage one it received in Variety, made a point of how long it seemed at an hour-and-a-quarter). Although it is often reported that Universal Studios cut it to 77 minutes when they bought the television rights in the late 1950s, the film went on general release in 1933 at the shorter length. The film is now legally available on DVD.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Alice is an English girl, but speaks with an American accent.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 (1985) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fill Up the GlassesSee more »

FAQ

Is this movie based on a book?
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24 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Full-length version is a feast for adults!, 14 October 2006
Author: JohnHowardReid

Whilst it's undoubtedly true to say that few (if any) members of the cast were ever again to play such weirdly offbeat roles, the performances generally rate as both captivating and fascinating. Adults will be enthralled. The film may, however, be regarded as too grotesque for children.

Mary Boland, Bing Crosby and Charles Laughton were originally scheduled for the cast, while Jack Oakie was slated to play both Tweeledum and Tweedledee. Charlotte Henry was chosen to play Alice from over seven thousand applicants.

Although the official writing credit is divided between Menzies and Mankiewicz, what Menzies actually did was to illustrate the script which Mankiewicz combined from the two Carroll novels. When I interviewed Mankiewicz, he was justifiably proud of the fact that he used Carroll's original dialogue and followed the original characters and incidents without the slightest deviation, except for the omission of the Lion and the Unicorn, the Live Flowers and the episode on the train in Chapter Three of "Looking Glass". (We were speaking, of course, about the original 90 minutes version, not the ruthlessly truncated parody that formerly plagued television airings).

A striking film in every respect, this version also anticipates Disney with its excellent cartoon sequence, "The Walrus and the Carpenter".

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