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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)

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 »

Director:

William Sterling

Writers:

Lewis Carroll (novel), William Sterling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fiona Fullerton ... Alice
Michael Jayston ... Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson)
Hywel Bennett ... Duckworth
Michael Crawford ... White Rabbit
Davy Kaye Davy Kaye ... Mouse
William Ellis William Ellis ... Dodo
Freddie Earlle ... Guinea Pig Pat
Julian Chagrin ... Bill the Lizard
Mike Elles Mike Elles ... Guinea Pig Two
Ralph Richardson ... The Caterpillar
Fred Cox Fred Cox ... Tweedledum (as Freddie Cox)
Frank Cox Frank Cox ... Tweedledee
Peter O'Farrell ... Fish Footman
Ian Trigger Ian Trigger ... Frog Footman (as Peter Trigger)
Peter Bull ... Duchess
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Storyline

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 searches for a way out of Wonderland and encounters many bizarre creatures such as the White Rabbit (Michael Crawford), the March Hare (Peter Sellers), the Queen of Hearts (Flora Robson), and the Dormouse (Dudley Moore). Musical highlights include the inspiring song "The Me I Never Knew".

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Made in Wonderland, the most magical musical of all!


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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice - Adventures in Wonderland See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alice's (Fiona Fullerton's) singing was performed by Natalie Farmer. See more »

Goofs

Alice's eyebrows change in nearly every scene from full and natural to thin and plucked. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice: Please, Mr. Dodgson. Just once more.
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Connections

Version of Alice in Wonderland (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Off With Their Heads
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Flora Robson
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Interesting version.
12 May 2002 | by robeykrSee all my reviews

There have been many adaptations of Lewis carol's work. However, I believe this version is the most enjoyable of all. Both children and adults will find this film entertaining. This version has a unique opening/closing envelope. With the ending showing that her dream had actually changed Alice's persona: "from now on I'll be the me I never knew." Unlike Irwin Allen's 1985 version (which amalgamated "Wonderland" and "Looking Glass" together) or the special-effects over-ridden 1999 version, this film takes the best of the Wonderland story and displays it with a richness that is pleasant and memorable. The addition of John Barry's (better known for his score's to the early James Bond films) music only adds to the sense of wonder that we share with Alice in her adventure. The music indeed elevates this version to the status of art in the truest sense rather than just another movie. Heck, it was better than the one Disney came out with -- that should say a lot.

Interesting fact, this film features Micheal Crawford as the WHITE RABBIT. Better known for his roles, Frank Spencer in "Some Mothers do Ave Em" and the Phantom in the stage production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera." A curious footnote on his carrier.


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