Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1972)

95m (USA), 101m
35mm film, Todd-AO 35, colour, 2.35:1
mono, English
Reviewed at The

A British fantasy film directed by William Sterling.

Plot Summary

When Alice falls asleep she dreams of chasing a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole and finds herself in the weird world of Wonderland.


Directed by: William Sterling
© MCMLXXII Joseph Shaftel Productions
American National Enterprises presents (US prints only). A Joseph Shaftel production
Executive Producer: Josef Shaftel
Producer: Derek Horne
Written for the Screen by: William Sterling
Books: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll (credited only as a possessive above the title)
Photographed by: Geoffrey Unsworth
Editor: Peter Weatherley
Music Composed by: John Barry
Sound Recordists: Bob Jones, Ken Ritchie
Costume Designer: Anthony Mendleson
Make-up Created and Supervised by: Stuart Freeborn
Hairdresser: Biddy Crystal
Special Effects by: Ted Samuels, Doug Ferris, Roy Whybrow
Production Designer: Michael Stringer

Hywel Bennett (Duckworth)
Michael Crawford (White Rabbit)
Robert Helpmann (The Mad Hatter)
Michael Hordern (Mock Turtle)
Michael Jayston (Lewis Carroll)
Davy Kaye (Mouse)
Roy Kinnear (Cheshire Cat)
Dudley Moore (Dormouse)
Dennis Price (King of Hearts)
Flora Robson (Queen of Hearts)
Peter Sellers (The March Hare)
Rodney Bewes (Knave of Hearts)
Ray Brooks (5 of Spades)
Peter Bull (Duchess)
Richard Warwick (7 of Spades)
Patsy Rowlands (cook)
Dennis Waterman (2 of Spades)
Freddie Earlle (guinea pig Pat)
Freddie Chagrin (Bill the lizard)
Frank Cox (Tweedledee)
Fred Cox (Tweedledum)
Fiona Fullerton as Alice

Alternative Titles

Adventures in Wonderland – early title
Le avventure di Alice nel paese delle meraviglie – Italian title


Cinefantastique vol.4 no.4 (Winter 1976) p.30 – review
CinemaTV Today no.9978 (29 April 1972) p.15 – credits
CinemaTV Today no.10005 (4 November 1972) p.11 – illustrated note (Fiona meets the top brass)
CinemaTV Today no.10007 (18 November 1972) p.31 – trade show details
CinemaTV Today no.10010 (9 December 1972) p.29 – review
CinemaTV Today no.10013 (6 January 1973) p.12 – illustrated preview
CinemaTV Today no.10025 (31 March 1973) p.3 – note (General releases)
Film Making vol.10 no.12 (December 1972) pp.22-25 – illustrated article (Live Action versus Cartoon Techniques by Del Ross)
Films and Filming vol.19 no.8 (May 1973) pp.53-54 – review
Focus on Film no.13 Special 1973 pp.9-10 – review
The Hollywood Reporter vol.221 no.36 (12 June 1972) p.3 – credits
The Hollywood Reporter vol.223 no.43 (14 November 1972) p.3 – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.40 no.468 (January 1973) p.3 – credits, synopsis, review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.40 no.478 (November 1973) p.239 – note
Photoplay vol.23 no.12 (December 1972) pp.50-51, 54 – interview
Variety 15 November 1972 p.24 – credits, review

A-Z of Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, The p.14 – credits, review, synopsis
Elliott's Guide to Home Entertainment (4th Edition) p.13 – credits, review, UK video data
The Encyclopedia of Novels Into Films second edition by John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh pp.9-12 – illustrated credits, review (J.C.T. [John C. Tibbetts])
Film Review 1973-74 by F. Maurice Speed (ed) p. 211
by Walt Lee p.9 – credits
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes: An Illustrated Filmography, with Plot Synopses and Critical Commentary by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester pp.22-23 – credits, synopsis, review