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Alice in Wonderland (1933)

In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Directors:

Norman Z. McLeod (as Norman Mc Leod), Hugh Harman (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play), William Cameron Menzies (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Arlen ... Cheshire Cat
Roscoe Ates ... Fish
William Austin ... Gryphon
Gary Cooper ... White Knight
Leon Errol ... Uncle Gilbert
Louise Fazenda ... White Queen
W.C. Fields ... Humpty-Dumpty
Alec B. Francis ... King of Hearts
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Rabbit (as Skeets Gallagher)
Cary Grant ... Mock Turtle
Lillian Harmer ... Cook
Raymond Hatton ... Mouse
Charlotte Henry ... Alice
Sterling Holloway ... Frog
Edward Everett Horton ... Mad Hatter
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On a boring winter afternoon, Alice dreams, that she's visiting the land behind the mirror. This turns out to be a surrealistic nightmare, with all sorts of strange things happening to her, like changing her size or playing croquet with flamingos. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial telecast took place in Chicago Sunday 8 March 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2); after that, airings were infrequent due to the multitude of later, better known productions; in Johnstown it first aired 25 December 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), and in Detroit 3 August 1960 on WJBK (Channel 2). It was released on DVD by Universal 2 March 2010, and since that time, has also had an occasional airing on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

Goofs

When the White Knight falls off of his horse into the ditch, he falls face down and his feet can be seen with the toes pointed downward. However, when Alice comes over to check on him, he is lying on his back and his toes are pointed upward. See more »

Quotes

Alice: I've often seen a cat without a grin - but a grin without a cat!
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Crazy Credits

The opening cast credits are in order of appearance, with stills of credited actors shown twice: first in full costume and mask with the character name identified, and followed by a studio photo of each with their actor name identified. The end credits are in alphabetical order and presented normally with a character name and actor name on each line. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was previewed at 90 minutes and featured scenes with Julie Bishop as Alice's sister, Harvey Clark as Father William, and Lucien Littlefield as Father William's son. These scenes were deleted and the general release version runs 75 minutes. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Effie I. Canning
Played as background music when Alice falls asleep
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An excellent movie
22 April 2003 | by JamesBondNowSee all my reviews

this 1933 Classic adaptation of Alice In wonderland is without a doubt the best screen version ever. The costumes and sets are magnificent, the casting is excellent, and the special effects are amazing especially for 1933. I'll admit I have a crush on Alice. I watched this movie recently and enjoyed it very much. It is funny to see Cary Grant as the mock turtle and W.C. Feilds as Humpty dumpty. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes movies My rating is 4 stars out of 4 stars.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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