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Alice in Wonderland (1949)

This exceptional theatrical version of Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic features a combination of live characters and puppets.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stephen Murray ...
Ernest Milton ...
The Vice Chancellor / The White Rabbit (voice)
Pamela Brown ...
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Dr. Liddel / The Cheshire Cat (voice)
David Reed ...
Joyce Grenfell ...
Carol Marsh ...
Jack Train ...
Puppet Character (voice)
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Ivan Staff ...
Puppet Character (voice)
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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Trivia

Carol Marsh insisted on doing some of the most difficult sequences herself, when a double would have been permissible. Falling down the rabbit hole to Wonderland entailed a hair-raising thirty-foot drop into a net. A famous French trapeze artist, Mile Roselie, showed her how to make the fall, but Carol completed the scene with bruised knees, scratched legs and six ruined pairs of stockings. Carol found the most difficult scene was the one where she slides down an enormous table leg. It was an almost perpendicular drop, and Carol admits she was very frightened while doing it. See more »

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In the end credits Joyce Grenfell is listed as 'Joyce Gronfell'. See more »

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scary puppets, sickly songs
7 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This version of 'Alice in Wonderland' (a co-production between the UK and France) suffered from being released around the same time as the Disney cartoon with little advertising; and through being suppressed from release in the UK due to the portrayal of Queen Victoria in the early pre-fantasy scenes.

It was also filmed in Ansocolor, a process which has not travelled well if the print in the archives is anything to go by. Carol Marsh is an OK Alice, but looks older than she should be - the puppets are mainly hideous and would be frightening to children (especially the Mock Turtle, the Duchess, and the Mouse Alice encounters in the lake of tears). I did like the footmen-fish however and the combination of live action with puppet work, if a bit creaky, does have charm.

At the start of the film, we meet the dons of Oxford and the Queen (the Vice-Chancellor then becomes the White Rabbit, the Queen is the Queen of Hearts, with the same actors providing the voices). The switch into the 'Wonderland' story proper comes with a boat trip in which the stuttering Dodgson entertains the Liddel girls to compensate from them missing the visit of the Queen to Oxford.

There is much to enjoy in this film - the score is good, if a little saccharine, the puppets are memorable (although one or two, especially the Caterpillar, compare unfavourably with their Disney counterparts), and the story still has charm. There is also enough humour to entertain adult audiences while the main story enthrals their children. Recommended, if hard to track down these days.


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