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Alice in Wonderland Details

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This star-laden version of Lewis Carroll's novel combines elements of both the title novel and Carroll's sequel, Through the Looking Glass. In England of the 19th century, young Alice finds that the mirror over the library fireplace opens into a strange world. She has odd adventures and changes size several times both before and after she follows a time-obsessed White Rabbit (Skeets Gallagher). Soaked after nearly drowning in a pool of tears, Alice is helped to dry off by a Dodo (Polly Moran), and encounters a caterpillar (Ned Sparks), whose mushroom also changes Alice's size. In a noisy home where the Cook (Lillian Harmer) and the Duchess (Alison Skipworth) are always fighting, Alice takes care of the Duchess' baby, but it turns into a pig and runs away. Asking directions of the Cheshire Cat (Richard Arlen) is no help, and a tea party with the Mad Hatter (Edward Everett Horton), the March Hare (Charlie Ruggles) and the Dormouse (Jackie Searl) is confusing and annoying.Alice meets the Queen of Hearts (May Robson), and encounters the Duchess again; while strolling with her, Alice meets the Gryphon (William Austin) and the Mock Turtle (Cary Grant). The twins Tweedledum (Jack Oakie) and Tweedledee (Roscoe Karns) recite a poem about a Walrus and a Carpenter (seen as an animated cartoon), but when they decide to go to battle, they're chased off by a crow. Humpty Dumpty (W.C. Fields) relates the poem "Jabberwocky" to Alice, then falls off a wall and breaks. The mournful White Knight (Gary Cooper), unable to put Humpty Dumpty together again, escorts Alice for a while, but she tumbles down a hill and finds she's become a queen. At a party in Alice's honor, the Red Queen (Edna Mae Oliver) becomes furious at Alice, who then wakes up to find herself in the library, with her kitten Dinah in her lap. ~ Bill Warren, Rovi

Cast

Richard Arlen
as Cheshire Cat
Roscoe Ates
as Fish
William Austin
as Gryphon
Billy Barty
as White Pawn and the Baby
Billy Bevan
as Two of Spades
Colin Campbell
as Garden Frog
Harvey Clark
as Fr. William
Gary Cooper
as White Knight
Leon Errol
as Uncle Gilbert
Louise Fazenda
as White Queen
W.C. Fields
as Humpty Dumpty
Alec B. Francis
as King of Hearts
Cary Grant
as Mock Turtle
Raymond Hatton
as Mouse
Lucien Littlefield
as Father William's Son
Mae Marsh
as Sheep
Polly Moran
as Dodo Bird
Jack Oakie
as Tweedledum
Edna May Oliver
as Red Queen
May Robson
as Queen of Hearts
Charlie Ruggles
as March Hare
Jackie Searl
as Dormouse
Alison Skipworth
as Duchess
Ned Sparks
as The Caterpillar
Ford Sterling
as The White King
Harry Ekezian
as First Executioner
Richard "Skeets" Gallagher
as White Rabbit
Lillian Harmer
as Cook
Sterling Holloway
as Frog
Edward Everett Horton
as Mad Hatter
Roscoe Karns
as Tweedledee
George Ovey
as Plum Pudding
Ethel Griffies
as Governess
Colin Kenny
as The Clock
Charles McNaughton
as Five of Spades
Patsy O'Byrne
as The Aunt
Will Stanton
as Seven of Spades
Julie Bishop
as Alice's Sister
Harry Ekezian
as First Executioner
Colin Kenny
as The Clock
Ethel Griffies
as Governess
Edward Everett Horton
as Mad Hatter
Julie Bishop
as Alice's Sister
Will Stanton
as Seven of Spades
Richard "Skeets" Gallagher
as White Rabbit
Patsy O'Byrne
as The Aunt
Charles McNaughton
as Five of Spades
George Ovey
as Plum Pudding
Sterling Holloway
as Frog
Lillian Harmer
as Cook
Roscoe Karns
as Tweedledee

Crew

Norman Z. McLeod
Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Screenwriter
William Cameron Menzies
Screenwriter
Henry Sharp
Cinematographer
Bert Glennon
Cinematographer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Composer (Music Score)
Ellsworth Hoagland
Editor
William Cameron Menzies
Art Director
Wally Westmore
Costume Designer
Farciot Edouart
Special Effects
Gordon Jennings
Special Effects
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