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Alice in Wonderland (1903)

Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door... See full summary »

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Lewis Carroll (novel), Cecil M. Hepworth
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Cast

Credited cast:
May Clark ... Alice
Cecil M. Hepworth ... Frog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blair Blair ... Large dog
Geoffrey Faithfull Geoffrey Faithfull ... Card
Stanley Faithfull Stanley Faithfull ... Card
Mrs. Hepworth Mrs. Hepworth ... White Rabbit / Queen
Norman Whitten Norman Whitten ... Fish / Mad Hatter
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Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door: eventually, she's through into a garden where a dog awaits. Later, in the rabbit's home, her size is again a problem. She tries to help a nanny with a howling baby, then a Cheshire cat directs her to a tea party where the Mad Hatter and March Hare dunk a dormouse. Expelled from the party, Alice happens on a royal processional: all the cards in the deck precede the Queen of Hearts, who welcomes then turns on Alice and calls on the royal executioner. Alice must run for her life. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Fantasy | Short

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

17 October 1903 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice im Wunderland See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2010 restored)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The first film adaptation of the book. See more »

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Featured in Silent Britain (2006) See more »

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5 November 2004 | by alicespiralSee all my reviews

The remnants of this silent movie was added to Jonathan Miller's Alice DVD as a Bonus.It has to be viewed as an historical document and hardly for entertainment value. But May Clarke deserved a better fate than being called "ugly".I have a photo of her on one of my Alice sites and she's at least attractive enough. This was the final film of the 3 she made,all before 1904 so there's no evidence of what her speaking voice was like. In answer to that rather ignorant remark I don't think any movie studios at this time employed children but the age of Alice should not be brought into question when you realize many older actreses played her.The child star was yet to be invented and all actors came from the stage When you think of it this Alice silent is now over 100 years old


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