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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Coral Browne ...
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Jack Dolan
Caris Corfman ...
Sally Mackeson
Nicola Cowper ...
Lucy
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Mrs. Liddell
Amelia Shankley ...
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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Das wahre Leben der Alice im Wunderland  »

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Trivia

The scene where Alice is sitting to be photographed dressed in a Chinese dress is not true. The girl who actually sat for that picture was Alexandra (Xie) Kitchin, described as Lewis Carroll's favorite model. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Version of Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998) See more »

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Will You Won't You Join the Dance?
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Written by Lewis Carroll
Performed by a chorus at the Columbia University ceremony
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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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