Monday, August 18, 2014

ALICE IN WONDERLAND / Paramount Pictures - 1933

It's time for a movie called "The Entertainment Miracle Of All Times!" here at The Dungeon!.. Here's Lewis Carroll's classic story with a stellar cast of stars that includes Gary Cooper, W.C. Fields, Cary Grant, Sterling Holloway, Edward Everett Horton, Baby Leroy, May Robson, Charles Ruggles, Ned Sparks, Billy Barty and Billy Bevan. I got this copy on TCM.

Eegah!! sent over a nice little sound clip of Humpty Dumpty and at Aiice's party for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located next to our mutant Cheshire Cat, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's a taste of... ALICE IN WONDERLAND!

Charlotte Henry plays Alice, she has just gone through the mirror and is now in the alternate universe called Wonderland. Charlotte was also in HUCKELBERRY FINN, MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, BABES IN TOYLAND, JUNGLE MENACE and BOWERY BLITZKREIG, starting her acting career at age five.

Alice follows The Mouse into a pond as he shows her the way to the other side...

Great looking costume!! Alice, small now, tries to get some information out of the Dodo bird.

Mr. droll, Ned Sparks, plays the very confusing, contrary, hookah smoking Caterpillar.

Alice is even smaller now as she walks through Wonderland, looking for her way back home.

Richard Arlen play the sly old Cheshire Cat, he has the power to disappear and reappear.

Here are Tweedledee and Tweedledum showing Alice a cartoon, in order to enhance their tale. The cartoon is totally unnecessary and seems oddly placed into the movie, it's just weird!

W. C. Fields plays Humpty Dumpty and you'll easily notice his voice in the sound clip.

Alice has been named queen, so, she goes through the door for a...

Big freakin' surprise party! All the characters are there to celebrate the big event.

Even the food talks!! There's great fun to be had for all, no matter where you look.

Humpty Dumpty and the others grab some sparklers as the party goes off the tracks!

Then, Alice wakes up in her chair, just in time to go to drug rehab! Tune in Wednesday when Eegah!! will present a real WTF flick!


Greg Goodsell said...

Now THIS is an acid trip of a movie! Love it!

Douglas McEwan said...

I have this very bizarre movie on DVD. Doesn't everyone? Anyway, Oops. The character you identified as the Gryphon is actually the Dodo, easily noticed since it looks exactly like a Dodo. The Gryphon appear later in the picture, in the scene with Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle. It's a cross between an eagle and a lion.

Man, this movie is odd.

TABONGA! said...

Thanks Douglas, fumbled that one, definitely a Dodo bird, fixed it!...

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