Alice in Wonderland (1915)

Fantasy | 19 January 1915

Director:

W. W. Young

Writer:

W. W. Young

Production Company:

Nonpareil Feature Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The film was also reviewed at six reels. One source lists Martin J. Faust as the director and another suggests that De Witt C. Wheeler produced or adapted the film. Credits on a re-issue print of the film, however, list W. W. Young as both adaptor and director. MPW 17 Oct 1914, p. 315 notes a film version of Alice in Wonderland which was due for release on 15 Nov 1914, made by the Union Photoplay Co., which was owned by noted New York Evening World cartoonist Charles R. Macauley, and appears to have gone out of business shortly thereafter. It is unlikely that this film and the Union Photoplay Co. film, which was six reels, are the same. This film was re-released in 1924 by the American Motion Picture Corp. Other films made from the same source include a 1910 film entitled Alice's Adventures in Wonderland made by Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; a 1933 Paramount production directed by Norman McLeod; a 1951 Walt Disney animated feature; and a 1972 British production entitled Alice's Adventures in Wonderland , directed by William ... More Less

The film was also reviewed at six reels. One source lists Martin J. Faust as the director and another suggests that De Witt C. Wheeler produced or adapted the film. Credits on a re-issue print of the film, however, list W. W. Young as both adaptor and director. MPW 17 Oct 1914, p. 315 notes a film version of Alice in Wonderland which was due for release on 15 Nov 1914, made by the Union Photoplay Co., which was owned by noted New York Evening World cartoonist Charles R. Macauley, and appears to have gone out of business shortly thereafter. It is unlikely that this film and the Union Photoplay Co. film, which was six reels, are the same. This film was re-released in 1924 by the American Motion Picture Corp. Other films made from the same source include a 1910 film entitled Alice's Adventures in Wonderland made by Thomas A. Edison, Inc.; a 1933 Paramount production directed by Norman McLeod; a 1951 Walt Disney animated feature; and a 1972 British production entitled Alice's Adventures in Wonderland , directed by William Sterling. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Motog
20 Feb 15
p. 307.
MPN
27 Feb 15
p. 57, 74
MPN
29 May 15
p. 50.
MPW
12 May 15
p. 36.
NYDM
27 Jan 15
p. 54.
Variety
22 Jan 15
p. 25.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (London, 1865) and his novel Through the Looking Glass (London, 1870).
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 January 1915
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After stealing some tarts baked by the cook, Alice lolls beside a brook with her sister, who reads aloud while Alice dozes. In a dream, a white rabbit leads Alice to Wonderland, where she experiences many strange adventures. In the company of a large mouse, for instance, Alice attends an animal convention, and later, she encounters a caterpillar who sits atop a mushroom smoking a hookah. Following their odd conversation, Alice meets the Duchess and her baby (who turns into a piglet), the Cheshire Cat, and Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and then plays croquet with the King and Queen of Hearts. They introduce her to the Gryphon, who, along with the Mock Turtle and a number of walruses and lobsters, perform the Lobster Quadrille. At the trial of the Knave of Hearts, Alice challenges the court, and cards fly all about her. Then she awakens beside the stream, a white rabbit ... +


After stealing some tarts baked by the cook, Alice lolls beside a brook with her sister, who reads aloud while Alice dozes. In a dream, a white rabbit leads Alice to Wonderland, where she experiences many strange adventures. In the company of a large mouse, for instance, Alice attends an animal convention, and later, she encounters a caterpillar who sits atop a mushroom smoking a hookah. Following their odd conversation, Alice meets the Duchess and her baby (who turns into a piglet), the Cheshire Cat, and Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and then plays croquet with the King and Queen of Hearts. They introduce her to the Gryphon, who, along with the Mock Turtle and a number of walruses and lobsters, perform the Lobster Quadrille. At the trial of the Knave of Hearts, Alice challenges the court, and cards fly all about her. Then she awakens beside the stream, a white rabbit nearby. +

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Legend
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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