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Dreamchild (1985)

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Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Coral Browne ...
Alice Hargreaves
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Jack Dolan
Caris Corfman ...
Sally Mackeson
Nicola Cowper ...
Lucy
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Mrs. Liddell
Amelia Shankley ...
Little Alice
Imogen Boorman ...
Lorina
Emma King ...
Edith
Rupert Wainwright ...
Hargreaves
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Mr. Duckworth
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Baker
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Mr. Marl
Peter Whitman ...
Radio Producer
Ken Campbell ...
Radio Sound Effects Man / March Hare (voice)
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Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the characters she was once so amused by. As she thinks back on it, she starts to see her relationship with the shy author/professor in a new way and realizes the vast change between the young Alice and the old. Written by Max Vaughn

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4 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Last film of Fulton Mackay. See more »

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During the tea dance Jack and Lucy waltz to "I Only Have Eyes For You." The scene is set in 1932, but the song was not written until 1934. See more »

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Alice Hargreaves: [a journalist has just offered her some flowers] Are you one of those - oh, what are they called - Homosexuals?
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Version of Alice in Wonderland (1995) See more »

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Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
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Music by Joseph Burke
Played at the diner
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Amazing film with an amazing story
15 May 2001 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I absolutely fell in love with this film when I saw it in Denmark in 1988. I can add nothing to the praise already given on this board, but the story behind the film is equally amazing. Apparently, the producers, Thorn-EMI, shelved this gem due to a palace revolution in the company. It was tied up in a package with some films nobody would buy, to the mortification of director Gavin Millar, writer Dennis Potter, and star Coral Browne. It ran for a very short time in Shaftesbury Av., London, where Danish Carsten Brandt from Posthusteatret in Copenhagen saw it, secured a copy - upon which the film ran for four straight years, every evening in his theatre.

I saw it some ten times during that run, and I suppose I shall never tire of it.

It's alarming how easy it is to keep a good film down for years if it's not promoted properly. Luckily, it has found its way to both movie theatres and TV since.


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