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Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Cary Grant , Gary Cooper , Norman Z. McLeod  |  NR |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, W.C. Fields, Richard Arlen, Leon Errol
  • Directors: Norman Z. McLeod
  • Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lewis Carroll, William Cameron Menzies
  • Producers: Benjamin Glazer, Emanuel Cohen, Louis D. Lighton
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: March 2, 2010
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0030U1TFW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,695 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Alice in Wonderland" on IMDb

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Alice’s fantastic adventures lead her straight to some of the most memorable characters ever imagined including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in the original Alice in Wonderland. Based on Lewis Carroll’s beloved story, this live-action fantasy features Hollywood icons Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields along with Charlotte Henry as “Alice”. Filled with spectacular sets and imaginative costumes, the classic Alice in Wonderland is a timeless adventure for the whole family!

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Alice’s fantastic adventures lead her straight to some of the most memorable characters ever imagined including the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, Humpty Dumpty, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in the original Alice in Wonderland. Based on Lewis Carroll’s beloved story, this live-action fantasy features Hollywood icons Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields along with Charlotte Henry as “Alice”. Filled with spectacular sets and imaginative costumes, the classic Alice in Wonderland is a timeless adventure for the whole family!

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102 of 105 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I have vague memories (I think) of seeing this on TV as a kid. It's something of a holy grail to nostalgia buffs of course given that nearly every Paramount star who was anybody in 1933 - including most famously Cary Grant, W.C. Fields and Gary Cooper - appears in it, and it's never been on video before. Its reputation isn't all that great though, and the film was shorn of about 15 minutes on reissues which apparently (see below) have been lost for good. So it was with a bit of trepidation that I, inveterate Alice-lover, took a gander.

I needn't have worried. Sure, this suffers from all of the defects one would expect of such a lavish star-vehicle from the day - too much rushing through scenes (even at its original 90 minutes, trying to shunt together big hunks of both "Alice" and "Through the Looking Glass" is going to feel thin), an Alice (Charlotte Henry) who is both too old and just not expressive enough for the part, a director (Norman Z. McLeod) sometimes content to point-and-shoot, and some celeb bits (Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle in particular) that just aren't that great or are too short. And this is one of those rare black and white films where I actually thought more than once while watching "gee, I wish this had been in color". Somehow "Alice" more than almost any classic story, seems to demand a riotous palette of hues.

BUT the sets and art direction - supervised by an uncredited William Cameron Menzies, one of the greatest art directors/production designers of all time but listed here only as co-screenwriter - is truly wonderful, capturing at times the surrealism and madness of the tale with an expressionist's palate of odd shapes and complex backgrounds.
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223 of 245 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Universal is cheap!! February 25, 2010
Format:DVD
I am tired of Universal putting out these crappy versions of releases. UCLA has an entirely RESTORED print of this film in their library and it could easily have been used as a resource for this dvd release. This so-called restoration per other review sites, lists this dvd release's picture as minimal with crack and speckles on the film. As for the 90 minute version, I can tell you for a FACT the original film was 90 mins. The missing scenes involved Alice's sister and the Reverend and his concern about Alice's strange behavior. I saw it on television back in the late 1970's in Baltimore. There was a man who had the entire print who lived in DC and he allowed the local station to use it to show. What happened to the man's print, I don't know, but UCLA also has a complete audio soundtrack on tape for this film and also a separate sound effects and music track which could EASILY have been used on this DVD as an extra and very well may have the extra minutes.They are just trying to make a quick cash in because of Burton's release. I had approached Universal over the past 5 years on 3 occassions asking them to release this and was basically told to bug off. NOW they release it??? Give me a break. Greedy bunch of #$%$^&.There is no love behind this release AT ALL.
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75 of 81 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars EDITED version, totally BARE BONES packaging. March 4, 2010
Format:DVD
other reviewers have mentioned it; i'll second them: THIS IS THE EDITED 77-minute version (single disc, universal release, upc# 025195053563, just so we're all clear on that); NOT the full 90 minute original.

transfer quality and sound are both 'okay.' not great, not poor - just okay.

single disc, extremely bare bones packaging. NO special features whatsoever. yet another missed opportunity in the mishandling of a classic film.

if you LOVE this version of the story, buy it. if you're a die-hard alice/carroll fan, buy it. if you absolutely NEED everything cary grant, gary cooper or w.c. fields (or even edward everett horton, baby leroy, or sterling holloway) ever attached their names to, buy it. or you could wait until a miracle occurs and a studio somewhere starts to take pride in its back catalogue, releasing films uncut, unedited (hays code cuts are still in effect, really? in THIS day and age?!), with at least SOME minimal effort put into production... but i wouldn't hold my breath.

three stars as-is, because the movie, weird as it is, cut-up as this version is, does radiate a certain charm (and this is, in all likelihood, the ONLY version we're gonna get); otherwise, i'd give it a pass.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Correction to Previous Reviews July 28, 2010
Format:DVD
While I'm no fan of Universal Studios Home Entertainment and the indifferent way USHE generally treats its older releases, in this case I have to say they've gotten a bum rap and something needs to be said.

Other customer reviews note a rumored 90 minute version of ALICE and berate USHE for only releasing the supposedly shortened version of the film on DVD. I'm here to tell you that the myth of the 90 minute version is just that--a myth.

I've had occasion to look into the making of this movie twice. Once, fleetingly, for my 2003 biography of W.C. Fields, and more deeply for a book I'm currently preparing on William Cameron Menzies. I've read the MPPDA file on the film, seen many of the reviews, noted contemporary articles on its making, and examined various drafts of Menzies' illustrated screenplay. At no time was the film any longer than 76 minutes. The Variety review, published December 26, 1933, gives its length as 76 minutes, and the 1935-36 Motion Picture Almanac (the earliest I have at hand) gives it as 75 minutes. (Close enough.) There are no major scenes in the shooting script, dated September, 1933, that are not in the film, and the Hays Office file shows that no eliminations were required at any time. In fact, Dr. James Wingate, in approving the film on December 9, 1933, commended the studio on an excellent job. "We trust that, in addition to the satisfaction of having produced one of the most notable pictures of the year, Paramount will also find that the picture will measure up at the box office to its outstanding production quality."

In terms of the DVD itself, the picture quality seems just fine to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A childhood memory!
Just as charming as I remember it...this adaptation holds up remarkably well. The costumes, sets, effects, and of course, the actors are wonderful!
Published 8 days ago by Professor Fox
5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite version
the 1933 version of alice in wonderland is my very favorite. it has a cast of great actors from the past. even today, it's still very entertaining. Read more
Published 29 days ago by P. Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I love Johnny Depp in most of the movies he makes. This one is great. The DVD was in great shape.
Published 1 month ago by Cheryl Creamer
5.0 out of 5 stars For the love of Alice
Love this version of Alice In Wonderland. It is what I remembered seeing as a child. Great addition to any collection
Published 1 month ago by Sara K Rechsteiner
5.0 out of 5 stars Even in black & white, this is a wonderful movie!!
To be honest, I knew I was already going to enjoy this because it's an Alice in Wonderland movie. Even the not-so-good made for TV versions have been enjoyable in their own... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mel
5.0 out of 5 stars Alice in Wonderland 1933 Version
I've loved this movie for decades for its vintage take on the familiar story. Fabulous, and odd, performances by some great classic cinema stars. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Patricia Harlan
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally found it!
I watched this movie decades ago when I was a preteen on TV. I've been waiting for it to show up again but it never did. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shirley Hobbs, Iowa
4.0 out of 5 stars Alice in Wonderland 1933
As remembered. Great to have and "All Star" Cast too. W.C.Fields is a classic!! Played Great! I would recommend this to a friend.
Published 2 months ago by Gary Jensen
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
This Alice in Wonderland is more for adults than kids, because of the way it's done. Lots of philosophical content.
Published 2 months ago by Judith Resleralanen
5.0 out of 5 stars Quickly shipped - Perfect condition
An early 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland - A very cute and quirky movie that features some of our old time favorite actors. Read more
Published 2 months ago by MARY ROSTASH
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