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Alice in Wonderland (1949)

 -  Action | Family | Fantasy  -  26 July 1951 (USA)
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This exceptional theatrical version of Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic features a combination of live characters and puppets.

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Complete credited cast:
Stephen Murray ...
Ernest Milton ...
The Vice Chancellor / The White Rabbit (voice)
Pamela Brown ...
Felix Aylmer ...
Dr. Liddel / The Cheshire Cat (voice)
David Reed ...
The Prince Consort / The King of Hearts (voice)
Joyce Grenfell ...
Carol Marsh ...
Jack Train ...
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Ivan Staff ...
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Claude Hulbert ...
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Raymond Bussières ...
The Tailor / The Mad Hatter (voice)
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This exceptional theatrical version of Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic features a combination of live characters and puppets.

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Alice au pays des merveilles  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Anscocolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Carol Marsh is the only live actor in the main story. Marsh acted most of the Wonderland scenes all alone on an empty set, with the puppets added later. See more »

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Lewis Carroll tells Alice about her adventures in Wonderland
3 August 1998 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Better known for being suppressed by Disney to protect their 1951 production, this co-French/British production is surprisingly successful at capturing Carroll's logical nonsense. A prologue with author Dodson/Carroll, Alice and her sisters, and a visit by Queen Victoria (splendidly played by Pamela Brown) sets up amusing "clues," a la the Kansas scenes in THE WIZARD OF OZ.

The main story is told with a live Alice moving through painted sets and wonderful pixilated puppets. There's real eccentric charm and fun in many of the sequences, the fish-footmen are particularly funny with a Gilbert & Sullivan style number to match. Sadly, the "Ansco" color has apparently gone to rack and ruin, but the intentions can at least still be seen. Still, it comes closer to an acceptable Carroll then most adaptations.


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