Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972, GBR) C-101m. SCOPE ** D: William Sterling. Starring Fiona Fullerton, Michael Jayston, Hywel Bennett, Michael Crawford, Ralph Richardson, Fred Cox, Roy Kinnear, Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore, Dennis Price, Spike Milligan. Interesting - to say the least - musical version of Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is fairly close to its source. Alice (Fullerton) follows a white rabbit into a magical, bizarre land, where nothing is as it seems. Even if the movie itself may not fully succeed, some of its components are truly facinating: Beautiful set decoration, fine special effects, excellent camerawork (by Geoffrey Unsworth), good score (by John Barry), and appealing performances by a stellar cast, with Sellers a stand-out as the March Hare. Well-worth tracking down, also as a companion piece to Tim Burton's remake of 2010.



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