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
Don Black (lyrics)
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
Josef Shaftel Productions
Distributed by Fox-Rank Distributors
Release date
  • 20 November 1972 (1972-11-20)
Running time
101 minutes
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 and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, directed by Australian television producer-director William Sterling.[2] It had a distinguished ensemble cast with a musical score by John Barry and lyrics, Don Black.[3]

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]

Casting[edit]

Julie Dawn Cole was first runner up for the title role of Alice before Fiona Fullerton was cast.[4]

Possible Deleted Scene[edit]

A dialogue scene was filmed between Alice and the Cheshire Cat, with the latter perched in a tree. Although some stills survive the footage itself was cut from the final print and may no longer exist.[4]

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]

The film has been released on VHS and DVD several times, but it has not undergone a proper restoration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexander Walker, National Heroes: British Cinema in the Seventies and Eighties, Harrap, 1985 p 126
  2. ^ William Sterling on IMDb
  3. ^ "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland(1972)". Yahoo movies. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Las aventuras de Alicia (1972)". IMDb. 

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