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28 December 1966 (UK) See more »
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The best version of the book I've seen. See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Anne-Marie Mallik ... Alice
Freda Dowie ... Nurse
Jo Maxwell Muller ... Alice's Sister (as Jo Maxwell-Muller)
Wilfrid Brambell ... White Rabbit

Alan Bennett ... Mouse

Finlay Currie ... Dodo
Geoffrey Dunn ... Lory
Mark Allington ... Duck
Nicholas Evans ... Eaglet
Julian Jebb ... Young Crab

Michael Redgrave ... Caterpillar (as Sir Michael Redgrave)
John Bird ... Frog Footman
Anthony Trent ... Fish Footman / 2nd Gardener (as Tony Trent)

Leo McKern ... Duchess
Avril Elgar ... Peppercook

Peter Cook ... Mad Hatter

Michael Gough ... March Hare
Wilfrid Lawson ... Dormouse (as Wilfred Lawson)
Gordon Gostelow ... 1st Gardener
Peter Eyre ... Knave of Hearts
Alison Leggatt ... Queen of Hearts

Peter Sellers ... King of Hearts

John Gielgud ... Mock Turtle (as Sir John Gielgud)
Malcolm Muggeridge ... Gryphon
David Battley ... Executioner
Charles Lewsen ... Foreman of the Jury (as Charles Lewson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eric Idle ... Young Man (uncredited)
Angelo Muscat ... Queen's Servant (uncredited)

Directed by
Jonathan Miller 
 
Writing credits
Lewis Carroll (novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland")

Jonathan Miller  teleplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Jonathan Miller .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ravi Shankar 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Bush 
 
Film Editing by
Pam Bosworth 
 
Production Design by
Julia Trevelyan Oman 
 
Costume Design by
Kenneth Morey 
 
Makeup Department
Eileen Mair .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Stephen Dalby .... dubbing mixer (as Steven Dalby)
John Murphy .... sound recordist
Brian Simmons .... assistant sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Daly .... lighting technician
Sydney Marker .... grip
Phil Meheux .... assistant camera (as Philip Méheux)
 
Editorial Department
Dan Rae .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Leon Goossens .... musician: oboe
Ravi Shankar .... musician
 
Other crew
Jean Braid .... title designer
Lewis Carroll .... original drawings: closing credits
Sheila Lally .... assistant to director
Fraser Lowden .... assistant to director (as Frazer Lowden)
Tony Palmer .... assistant to director
 

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Runtime:
72 min (25 fps)
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Most of this show was shot with a 9mm camera lens.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scenes with the Mock Turtle, his legs are crossed in all the long shots, but in close-up shots, his legs are in a completely different position; without there being enough time to have changed them from one shot and another.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Alice in Wonderland (1988) (V)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The best version of the book I've seen., 6 June 2007
Author: How-Now-Brown-Cow from United Kingdom

Most versions of Alice in Wonderland involve bratty little girls running round a brightly coloured world inhabited by clichéd characters that sing irritating songs, and the film usually has a moral of some sort. The book has been very Americanised. But not this version.

What attracted me most was the way the film was shot. It was filmed on a wide angle lens, which beautifully distorts characters' faces. The scenes in which Alice drinks the 'Drink Me' bottle are cleverly done, with the wide angle lens allowing barely any need to change furniture size.

Also as good is the fact the characters (The White Rabbit, The Dodo, The March Hare) do not wear any face masks or prosthetics. Instead, they are simply dressed in Victorian clothing, which allows the actors to make full use of their acting abilities.

The film consists of long sequences of silence, reflecting that of an endless boring summers day. As well as this, the actors always stare off into space whenever not doing anything which gives a feeling of an old photograph.

The actors are quality. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party and the Court scene are simply wonderful, with Peter Cook as the absurd Hatter and Peter Sellers as an excellent King of Hearts.

Overall, this is the best version of Wonderland that's been made, in my opinion. I highly recommend it to all fans of the book.

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