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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 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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Storyline

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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Country:

UK

Release Date:

17 October 1903 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice im Wunderland See more »

Company Credits

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Hepworth See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2010 restored)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first film adaptation of the book. See more »

Connections

Version of Alice in Wonderland - De Musical (2011) See more »

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I can't believe this has survived this long...
10 January 2010 | by jermypotterSee all my reviews

I just discovered this film the other day and was surprised at how interesting it was. Yes if it were to be made today it would be shot on the spot, but nobody expected anything from movies back then and I'm sure the people who originally saw it thought it was great.

I also admire the actors for having to rely solely on body language to tell the story and express what's going on, because obviously it's a silent film and has no sound.

I especially think that the costumes, props, and backgrounds look pretty good, even though the card procession was obviously shot in on a park road. :)

I just appreciate it for what it is, one of the first films ever filmed and some pretty good looking effects.


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