Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972 film)

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice-poster-1972.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by William Sterling
Produced by Derek Horne
Written by William Sterling
Lewis Carroll (novel)
Based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass 
by Lewis Carroll
Starring Fiona Fullerton
Music by John Barry
Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth
Edited by Peter Weatherley
Production
  company
Joseph Shaftel Productions
Distributed by Fox-Rank
Mill Creek Entertainment (DVD-2008)
Release date(s)  USA
20 November 1972
 UK
22 April 1973
 Spain
2 December 1974
Running time 101 minutes (95 minutes in the US version)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £700,000[1]

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a 1972 British musical film based on the Lewis Carroll novel of the same name. It had an ensemble cast and John Barry composed the score.[2]

In 1973, the film won the BAFTA Film Award at the BAFTA Awards Ceremony for Best Cinematography, won by Geoffrey Unsworth, and Best Costume Design, won by Anthony Mendleson.Stuart Freeborn created make-up for the film based closely on the original John Tenniel drawings in the first edition of the novel.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "The Duchess Is Waiting"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Michael Crawford
  • "Curiouser And Curiouser"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Natalie Farmer
  • "You've Got To Know When To Stop"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Davy Kaye
  • "The Royal Processions"
Music by John Barry
  • "The Last Word Is Mine"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Michael Crawford and Natalie Farmer
  • "Digging For Apples"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Freddie Earlle
  • "There Goes Bill"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Freddie Earlle and Mike Elles
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Natalie Farmer
  • "Dum And Dee Dance (Nursery Rhyme)"
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll and Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Natalie Farmer
  • "From The Queen, An Invitation For The Duchess To Play Croquet"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Peter O'Farrell and Ian Trigger
  • "The Duchess's Lullaby"
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll and Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Peter Bull and Patsy Rowlands
  • "It's More Like A Pig Than A Baby"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Natalie Farmer
  • "I See What I Eat"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Robert Helpmann, Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore and Fiona Fullerton
  • "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Robert Helpmann, Peter Sellers
  • "The Pun Song"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Robert Helpmann, Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore and Natalie Farmer
  • "Off With Their Heads"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Flora Robson
  • "The Croquet Game"
Music by John Barry
  • "Off With Their Heads (Reprise)"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Flora Robson
  • "I've Never Been This Far Before"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Michael Crawford and Natalie Farmer
  • "The Moral Song"
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll and Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Peter Bull
  • "The Me I Never Knew"
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Natalie Farmer
  • "The Lobster Quadrille (The Mock Turtle's Song)"
Music by John Barry
  • "Will You Walk A Little Faster, Said A Whiting To A Snail"
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll and Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Michael Hordern and Spike Milligan
  • "They Told Me (Evidence Read At The Trial Of The Knave Of Hearts)"
Lyrics by Lewis Carroll and Don Black
Music by John Barry
Performed by Michael Crawford

Home video[edit]

It has been released onto video and DVD several times, but it has not undergone a proper restoration. In 2012, DVD releases on Mill Creek Entertainment, working title 12 Timeless Classics and Mill Creek releases with Elle: A Modern Cinderella Tale/Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/The Borrowers/The New Adventures of Heidi working title 4 Movie Pack.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander Walker, National Heroes: British Cinema in the Seventies and Eighties, Harrap, 1985 p 126
  2. ^ "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland(1972)". Yahoo movies. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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