Fun Size Review: Alice in Wonderland (1915)

A stiff version of Lewis Carroll’s nonsense classic that is nonetheless interesting to see because of its extremely detailed costuming based on the original John Tenniel illustrations. The story is choppy and I doubt anyone unfamiliar with the book would be able to follow the plot but I do appreciate the attention to visual detail.

This is by no means the best Alice but it’s still a darn sight better than some of the adaptations Hollywood has churned out and fans of the book should be entertained.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Alice tells off the Queen of Hearts and her guards. She is showered with cards but then wakes up from her dream.

If it were a dessert it would be:
Tufted Cookies with Royal Icing. More gorgeous than delicious.

Read my full-length review here and learn how this film survived thanks to a union-busting industrialist.

Availability: Released on DVD with numerous public domain editions. I recommend the ReelclassicDVD version as it has a custom score by Donald Sosin.


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