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Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.

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Lewis Carroll (adaptation) (as Lewis Carrol), Winston Hibler (story) | 12 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Beaumont ... Alice (voice)
Ed Wynn ... Mad Hatter (voice)
Richard Haydn ... Caterpillar (voice)
Sterling Holloway ... Cheshire Cat (voice)
Jerry Colonna ... March Hare (voice)
Verna Felton ... Queen of Hearts (voice)
J. Pat O'Malley ... Walrus / Carpenter / Dee / Dum (voice) (as Pat O'Malley)
Bill Thompson ... White Rabbit / Dodo (voice)
Heather Angel ... Alice's Sister (voice)
Joseph Kearns ... Doorknob (voice)
Larry Grey Larry Grey ... Bill (voice)
Queenie Leonard ... Bird in the Tree (voice)
Dink Trout Dink Trout ... King of Hearts (voice)
Doris Lloyd ... The Rose (voice)
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Dormouse (voice)
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Storyline

Alice is a daydreaming young girl. She finds learning poems and listening to literature boring. She prefers stories with pictures and to live inside her imagination. One day, while enduring just such a poetry reading, she spots a large white rabbit...dressed in a jacket and carrying a large watch. He scurries off, saying he's late, for a very important date. She follows him through the forest. He then disappears down a rabbit hole. Alice follows, leading her to all manner of discoveries, characters and adventures. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

'Tis Brillig...'Tis Brilliant...'Tis Out of This World! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alicia en el país de las maravillas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,232,000, 31 December 1951
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The King of Hearts seems to be a king consort, husband to the reigning queen. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, the name of the first "Alice" book is given as "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland" rather than "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice's sister: [reading from a history book] "... leaders, and had been of late much accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the Earls of Mercia and Northumbria, declared for him: and even Stigand..." Alice.
[camera zooms out to show Alice sitting in a tree, playing with Dinah and making a crown of daisies]
Alice: Hmm? Oh, I'm listening.
Alice's sister: "And even Stigand, the archbishop of Canterbury, agreed to meet with William and offer him the crown. William's conduct at first was moderate."
[...]
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Alternate Versions

A 1987 airing on ABC made the following cuts:
  • 1) Alice's song "In a World of My Own".
  • 2) After Alice left the Caucus race, there was a commercial break. Following the break, the film picked up at the garden of live flowers scene. This means that the scene with Tweedledum and Tweedledee and the Walrus and the Carpenter and the scene in the White Rabbit's house were cut.
  • 3) The Cheshire Cat's first scene was cut, meaning that his first appearance was not until after the Tulgey Woods scene.
  • 4) Several of the creatures in the Tulgey Woods scene were removed, and so was the simultaneous song "Very Good Advice".
  • 5) The entire trial sequence was cut, going from the croquet game straight to the final chase.
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Connections

Referenced in Tanner on Tanner: Alex in Wonderland (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

All in the Golden Afternoon
(1951) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Bob Hilliard
Music by Sammy Fain
Performed by Kathryn Beaumont and Chorus
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One of the Classics from a golden Age
30 July 2002 | by Dvarner1947See all my reviews

I have always liked this film, being a true blue Disney fan I consider it on of the great ones. I like the animation from the fifties. I have read the books and they frightened me more than this film, I know some of the reviewers feel the opposite. I feel that the Disney artists had a touch of what Wonderland is like and just had fun with this one. It is true there is no great feats here but when I have had a stressful day I like to put the brain in neutral and just enjoy the dazzling colors. The silliness is great and the cast brilliant. Alice was one of Mr. Disney's least favorite characters, he thought she was too cold. But when you are surrounded by a bunch of loonies that don't care for you I think you might be cold too. On a scale of 1 to 10 I would rate this an 8.


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