IMDb > Alice in Wonderland (1966) (TV)

Alice in Wonderland (1966) (TV) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
7.2/10   472 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Contact:
View company contact information for Alice in Wonderland on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
28 December 1966 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
There have been numerous film adaptations of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", over the years. This one which was produced... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Lazing on a sunny afternoon in the summertime in 1862/1966 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
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Runtime:
72 min (25 fps)
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Jonathan Miller chose Anne-Marie Mallik to play Alice because she had an appropriate sense of Victorian solemnity about her.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:
Referenced in Alice in Wonderland Stills Gallery (2010) (V)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Lazing on a sunny afternoon in the summertime in 1862/1966, 31 December 2008
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

First time I saw this was on December 28th 1966 which was its first broadcast on BBC1, the next time was exactly 42 years later on a pristine BFI DVD. I was worried my childhood memories might be shattered by discovering it was simply a trippy '60's cop-out, but I needn't have been. Sure, it's a product of its time same as everything is, but it was and remains a unique filming of the classic tale by Lewis Carroll and imho the best version made so far.

Young Alice is transported by dream one sunny summer day to Wonderland where many adventures befall her. Whether Carroll was attracted or not to little girls ("I like all children, except boys") and whether that explains why his diaries had some ripped out pages at key moments is something we'll never know for sure now - I think he was merely a repressed idealist – but he created a timeless story for children of all ages. His 90 page painstakingly hand written original edition which he gave to Alice in 1864 as "a Christmas gift to a dear child in memory of a summer day" is currently online from the British Museum and well worth a read.

Jonathan Miller's erudite sharp focus black and white production assumed that it was really meant for satirical adults, however it still managed to impress this particular 7 year old and especially his 5 year old wife to be and their counterparts 42 years later. Favourite bits: Michael Redgrave as the Caterpillar and John Geilgud as the Mock Turtle; Alice's walk with Duchess Leo McKern down the path through the woods followed by the camera crew weaving in and out of the trees and forward and backward; almost every scene has something of note though. Maybe I could have done with a bit more of Ravi Shankar's exceptional tunes but no worries. It's a pity John Bird's and Peter Sellers' post Goon Show improvisations were left in - it's no good Miller saying it was in the spirit of Carroll when their obvious inspiration was Spike Milligan, just one eg from 1954's Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler Of Bexhill On Sea: "Suddenly! Nothing happened! But it happened suddenly mark you!" And I still wonder how much the production influenced the Beatles with their image for 1967? Apparently the finished film was considered too long by the BBC and 30 minutes were chopped off. Off with their heads - all those potential Pinteresque moments lost!

This is something to treasure: an arty BBC film that was genuinely arty, entertaining and still eminently watchable generations later. It almost managed to capture the illusive illusionary qualities of dreams and those seemingly beautifully languid sunny days of the '60's – both 19th and 20th century.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (30 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Alice in Wonderland (1966)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
more realistic than other versions. bcurran05
This is Alice In Wonderland to me rollerbaby520
To purchase VHS of "ALICE..." jason-latham2
See more »

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.