Alice in Wonderland

Synopsis: On a boring winter afternoon, Alice dreams, that she's visiting the land behind the mirror. This turns out to be a surrealistic nightmare, with all sorts of strange things happening to her, like changing her size or playing croquet with flamingos.
Director(s): Norman Z. McLeod
Production: Universal Studios
76 min

May I go out now,

Miss Simpson?

Has it stopped snowing?

Not quite.

If it has stopped

when your sister returns,

perhaps she will

take you out.

Oh, dear.

Here, kitty.

Suppose it never stops.

Suppose the man in charge of the

snow has forgotten how to stop it.

Don't you think you had better

work a while at your sampler?

No, thank you.

Oh, dear.

Hello, Sir Turtle.

You really must stop that,

Your Majesty. Stop it, I say!

Stop what?

The White Queen just

knocked over the White King.

She never does look

where she's going.

Alice, you know you are not supposed

to play with your father's chessmen.

But I wasn't playing.

She deliberately bumped into His

Majesty and knocked him off his feet.

Alice, are you sure

that that is true?

Well, I saw it.


Yes, Miss Simpson.

At any rate, Your Majesty,

stop bumping into your husband.

And you might tidy up a bit.

A white rabbit!

All dressed up in a muffler and

overcoat and big woolly shoes.

There. It's gone into

its nice warm rabbit hole.

It looked so funny

all dressed up.

Alice, I am sure you know that

there is no such thing as a rabbit

dressed up in a muffler

and an overcoat.

You must not say

what is not true.

Well, it...

It wasn't untrue exactly.

I think you had better

finish your tea.

There is another

egg for you to eat.

I did eat both eggs, but I put one

of them all back together again.


Yes, Miss Simpson.

The looking-glass room.

You see, Dinah,

as soon as I hold you up,

the little girl in

the looking-glass room

holds up another

cat just like you.

Oh, Dinah, wouldn't you

like to see

what the looking-glass

house is like?

You know, Dinah, there

is a looking-glass house.

First, there's the room

you can see through the glass.

That's just the same

as our sitting room,

only the things

go the other way.

You'd love living there.

But, of course, I don't know whether

looking-glass milk is good to drink.

Well, anyway, then we would

come to the hallway.

It is very like our own

hallway as far as you can see,

only it may be quite

different beyond that.

Oh, Dinah,

wouldn't it be nice

if we could get through to...

I can see all of the looking-glass

room from here, all but a bit.

I would so like to see that little

bit just behind the fireplace.

Do you think, Dinah, that

if I pressed very, very hard

and tried to look straight

down, that I might...

Why, why...

Well, I knew this part of

the room would be different.

But I do wish the looking-glass

chair had moved when I moved ours.

There seems no other way.

If I could only fall

like that all the time!

Can't be English.

Of course.

It's the looking-glass room.

Why, it's Uncle and Aunt!

I knew that if you could

really get behind a picture,

you'd see the backs of people.

Poor Uncle Gilbert.

His trousers are all patched.

My dear niece, how would

you like being framed

in one pair of trousers for

20 years without being patched?

It must be very difficult.

It is.

But after all, it's only the front

of a picture that counts, really.

Of course.

That is all.


What did you say?


But your hands say

20 minutes to 4:

I never let my left hand know

what my right hand is doing.

This side of the looking

glass has me all confused.

That's because everything

is backward on your side.

Why, I...

I never...

Mama! Mama! Mama!

Mama! Mama!

What's that?

It's the voice of my child!

Your child!

Oh, my precious lily!

My imperial kitten!

I must be

with my child.

Let me help you.

Mama! Mama!

Dear me.

There, there,

my royal pawn.

Poor thing.

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Joseph Leo Mankiewicz (February 11, 1909 – February 5, 1993) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Mankiewicz had a long Hollywood career, and he twice won the Academy Award for both Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay for A Letter to Three Wives (1949) and All About Eve (1950). more…

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