Alice in Wonderland

Curiouser and curiouser, and that's not the half of it. With

Cary Grant

as the Mock Turtle,

Gary Cooper

as the White Knight and

WC Fields

as Humpty Dumpty, great things might be expected, but something went disastrously wrong in the pot. Most of the blame must rest with McLeod, whose incredibly cackhanded direction piles on the whimsy by the bucket-load and can't come to grips with the absurdity at all. Carroll may not have envisaged Alice as being totally unsullied by the ways of the world, but as played by

Charlotte Henry

she's as pert a piece of jailbait as ever fell down a rabbit-hole. Even the backdrops look as if they'd been lifted from Donald McGill postcards.

Release details

Duration: 79 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Norman Z McLeod
Screenwriter: Joseph L Mankiewicz, William Cameron Menzies
Cast: Charlotte Henry
Gary Cooper
WC Fields
Cary Grant
Edward Everett Horton
Edna May Oliver
Charles Ruggles
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