Alice (Fiona Fullerton) falls down a rabbit hole and into a magical dream world populated by surreal characters and bewildering adventures. It's a journey of self-discovery for Alice as she... See full summary »
Join Alice on her journey through the mirror in BBC's fanciful adaptation of Lewis Caroll's classic novel. In an alternate world, just on the other side of the mirror's reflection, Alice ... See full summary »
Alice is a pure library worker who works and suits younger than her age. She rebuffs William because he's repetitive on habits she thinks improper - she's a prude. While fantasizing about ... See full summary »
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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
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Edward Everett Horton who played The Mad Hatter and Charles Ruggles who played March Hare would later work on Fractured Fairy Tales (1959) and The Bullwinkle Show (1959) where Ruggles voices Aesop for the Aesop and Son segments and Everett Horton narrated The Fractured Fairy Tales segments. See more »
After the White Knight falls into the ditch and Alice helps him out, he continues telling a story about how he invented things, yet initially neither his lips nor Alice's are moving, nor do they match what is being said when they do. See more »
How can you go on talking so quietly with your head in a ditch?
What does it matter where my body happens to be? My mind goes on working all the same. In fact, I once invented a new pudding during the meat course.
In time to have it cooked for the next course, hmmm? That was quick work!
Well, not the next course. In fact, I don't believe that pudding even was cooked.
What did you mean it to be made of?
Well it began with blotting paper.
That wouldn't be very nice, I'm afraid.
Not very nice ...
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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 »
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 »
Good adaptation, amazing cast, special effects that hold up 70+ years later
This film seems very obscure given its production values and amazing cast - I only came across it while scanning Cary Grant's filmography. It seems mostly lost to time.
The film edits together both Alice books into a single narrative (such as it is; the plot remains very episodic). The special effects are still impressive. It made me wonder what the reaction of the public was to this film in 1933 - seems like it would be a major spectacle like the "Star Wars" and "Lord of the Rings" is to present generations.
Part of the fun is seeing major stars together in the same movie (Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, W.C. Fields) and being exposed to many other actors who may have been stars in their day and have disappeared from modern memory.
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