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28 December 1966 (UK) See more »
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There have been numerous film adaptations of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", over the years. This one which was produced... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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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72 min (25 fps)
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Eric Idle has a small role as an extra in the caucus race scene.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 Jr. (2012) (V)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Dream of a Film, Perfectly Judged, 5 January 2008
Author: robert-temple-1 from United Kingdom

Seeing this again after some years only made me appreciate it the more. It is thoroughly inspired, and a true work of genius by Jonathan Miller, who both produced and directed. His interpretation of the famous Lewis Carroll story is as a summer daydream. As the flies buzz, Alice drifts off to sleep on the grass, perspiring in the sun, and the visions begin. Many of her comments are given in confidential whispers, as befits a dream rather than a real drama. She rarely looks at anyone during the action, mostly tending to stare into space as if she were sleep-walking. This studied approach is successful at conveying the intended unreality of the story. It is set very firmly in Victorian times, with perfect costumes and suitably mannered behaviour by all the actors for the period. Miller uses the film to expose the hidden agenda of Carroll's fantasy, which was to use surrealist humour to attack the pomposities, bigotry, and hypocrisies of Victorian Church, state, manners, and society. (It is not for nothing that the Surrealists of Paris later adopted Lewis Carroll as their direct predecessor and Louis Aragon even translated 'Through the Looking Glass' into French.) Miller, with his wide circle of acquaintance, was able to assemble a huge number of famous actors to play cameos throughout this film. Peter Sellers was content to be the King of Hearts, Michael Redgrave was a haughty caterpillar, Leo McKern was dressed in drag as the Duchess, with a pig wrapped in swaddling clothes in his arms, and Miller's former colleagues in 'Beyond the Fringe', Peter Cook (as the Mad Hatter) and Alan Bennett (the latter of whom is still his neighbour directly across the street), were drafted in, ably supported by John Bird, old character actor Finlay Currie (as the Dodo), and a brilliant appearance by Wilfred Lawson as the Dormouse. Michael Gough is a very fine March Hare. Particularly inspired is the sequence at the seashore with Sir John Gielgud and Malcolm Muggeridge as the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon respectively. Muggeridge was not an actor, but a noted broadcaster and author, and his choice was especially inspired. At the time this went out during the Christmas season of 1966, the viewers were divided between those who loved it and those who hated it. The latter mostly had their expectations disappointed, because they thought 'Alice' should be portrayed in a more conventional way, and that what Miller did was some form of sacrilege. (A hysterical over-reaction, if ever there were one!) Miller has always had a tendency to be shockingly innovative in his interpretations (perhaps most of all in his television version of Shakespeare's 'Timon of Athens'). Miller's only commercial feature film, 'Take a Girl Like You' (1970), was not a success, and a large number of people savagely envious of his brilliance and versatility were delighted to seize upon that and stop him entering the film world. He has always had the most astonishing number of bitter enemies. People say he snaps at them. I have only ever known him to be charming and delightful. Who can say? It is all a mystery to me. But this particular achievement in black and white film will live forever, truly it will.

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